Use CAD-Line dialog-box | SolidWorks tab to import one(1) SolidWorks® Part or Assembly document
Before you import a SolidWorks document, add a Coordinate-System in the orientation and position you want to align the Part or Assembly with the CAD-Line.
See : Getting Started Tutorials > Import SOLIDWORKS Parts and Assemblies (Internet connection), for more information.
As a minimum, you must do::
STEP 1: Click the Read button and, WAIT, then
STEP 2: Click the Import button.
The other buttons are optional.
To see the model in the Mechanism-Editors you must use Visibility toolbar > Show Model in Mechanism
Top tip: if you hover above the box, the full path and file-name shows as a tool-tip, and in the 'Extended Hints' box.
After 3 seconds, the full file name disappears as a tool-tip, but not from the extended hints box.
Button : Read : to read the active SolidWorks® document file-name you want to link with the CAD-Line.
Please WAIT to establish the connection with SolidWorks®. Read the messages in the Feedback-Area.
Optional Buttons() : When a SolidWorks® document file-name is in box, you can use:
Button: Remove : to remove the SolidWorks® document from the CAD-Line and box
Button: OPEN : to open the SolidWorks® document in SolidWorks, if it is not open.
This button is useful when there is a CAD-Model on a CAD-Line already, and you want MechDesigner to find and open that file for you in SolidWorks.
OPTIONAL Parameters: use before you import the model:
Button : Import Model to import the SolidWorks document in box onto the CAD-Line.
MechDesigner saves the SolidWorks document as an STL file and then imports that STL file onto the CAD-Line.
The STL file-name is: Document Name-Configuration-Name.STL
Button : Rename CAD-Line to SolidWorks document name