someone wants me to look at a part they drew up in rhino. they sent me two file types ,a .dxf and a 3dm file any help would be appreciated!
Did you try opening the rhino file in SOLIDWORKS ? And I would start to open the .dxf file in Draftsight and take it from there.
ah yes thank you! i got a pop up that states that there is no surface/solid data ,what could that mean?
Maybe exactly what it says. Haven´t used Rhino. Maybe they left a sketch in it don´t know. Have you tried opening the .dxf file ?
yeah i did open it as a .dxf first. i just got a front view wireframe that i cant do anything with... it did have some dimensions available when i used the smart dimension tool on it.. but it seems stuck on the front view only,no way to drag,or alter the view.. no modeled surfaces.
top ....any one have any insight ?
If you are having problems with it I would ask them to export from Rhino to something else then DXF. e.g. Step file. see here available export options in Rhino Rhinoceros - Compatibility to open in Solidworks.
If you want I can have a look at the files if you upload them here.
A .dxf file is usually not a 3D a 2D flat file, a drawing for instance. I wouldn't expect to find any 3D information in it. Don't know enough about Rhino, but if your customer actually wants to send you a 3D model, they should send it to you in a true 3D format.
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