Use the SOLIDWORKS tab
•Import a CAD file directly from SOLIDWORKS - see below
•Remove a CAD file that is already imported
•Specify the accuracy of the CAD file you import
STEP 1.Make sure the document you want to import from SolidWorks is open and it is the active document.
STEP 2.Make sure the SolidWorks document has a file-name.
STEP 3.Usually, add a Coordinate-System to the SolidWorks document to align it to the CAD-Line.
Note: To see CAD-Solids in Mechanism-Editors, enable Visibility toolbar > Show Solids in Mechanisms
CAD-Line dialog-box > SOLIDWORKS tab
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 : the SolidWorks® document from the CAD-Line
Button : OPEN : the SolidWorks® document in SolidWorks
Button : Rename CAD-Line to the 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! Experiment.
See also: Edge Angle Limit.