STEP 1.Make sure the document you want to import is open and the active document.
STEP 2.Make sure the active-document has a file-name.
STEP 3.Usually, add a Coordinate-System to the SolidWorks document to align it with the CAD-Line.
Note: To see CAD-Solids in Mechanism-Editors, do Visibility toolbar > Show Solids in Mechanisms
CAD-Line dialog-box - SOLIDWORKS tab
STEP 1.Click the Read button
STEP 2.Click the Import button
The other buttons, and settings are all optional.
CAD-Line dialog > SOLIDWORKS tab
STEP 1: Click the Read button
WAIT until the
•SolidWorks® Part/Assembly (read-only) shows in box
•SolidWorks Configuration (read-only) shows in box
•Model Status (read-only) shows in box
•Select which SolidWorks Coordinate-System
STEP 2: Click the Import Button
Wait - a large model can take time to import.
Button : Remove : SolidWorks® document from the CAD-Line
Button : OPEN : SolidWorks® document in SolidWorks
Button : Rename CAD-Line to SolidWorks document file-name.
WARNING : Number-of-Vertices may increase rapidly as you reduce the Linear/Angular Deviation. Often the CAD-Solid will not appear to improve!
See also: Edge Angle Limit.