Dialog: Import SOLIDWORKS Sketch FB

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Dialog: Import SOLIDWORKS Sketch FB

Import SOLIDWORKS Sketch FB

See also : Add Import SOLIDWORKS Sketch FB

See also: CAD-Line > DXF tab


Use the Import SW sketch FB to import sketches from a SOLIDWORKS document.


Limitations:

Cannot import Blocks, Parabolas, Ellipses, ... . Safe to say, you can import Lines and Arcs.

Limited to perhaps 20 sketch-elements.

Construction and center-lines are imported as Lines.

Constraints are not imported

By default, end-Points and center-Points of Lines and Arcs are Locked. To unlock, see Point Properties dialog-box.


How to open the Import SOLIDWORKS Sketch dialog-box

Import SOLIDWORKS Sketch FB in PART-EDITOR

Import SOLIDWORKS Sketch FB in PART-EDITOR

1.Mechanism-Editor: Edit the Part to which you have added the Import SW sketch FB

2.Part-Editor: Double-click the Import SW sketch FB

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2.See How to Open a Dialog-Box

 

The Import SolidWorks Sketch dialog-box is now open.


Import SolidWorks Sketch dialog-box

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STEP 1: In SOLIDWORKS.

1.Edit a SOLIDWORKS sketch to make it active

This image shows the active sketch in SOLIDWORKS.

IMPORTANT:

To import the sketch into MechDesigner, it must be active in SOLIDWORKS.

 

Import SolidWorks sketch dialog-box

Import SolidWorks sketch dialog-box

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STEP 2.Import the active in SOLIDWORKS

In the Import SolidWorks sketch dialog:

1.Click button Red-14-2.

Document name Red-14-5 shows the active SolidWorks document (SLDPRT) name

Sketch name Red-14-6 shows the active sketch name, as in the SolidWorks feature-tree

Button Red-14-3 becomes colorized.

2.Click button Red-14-3  

WAIT until the SOLIDWORKS sketch shows in the MechDesigner graphic area.

Button Red-14-4 becomes colorized.

If you edit the sketch in SolidWorks

3.Click button Red-14-4 to Refresh, or Update the sketch


Note: To use the same Import SW sketch FB to import a different SolidWorks sketch:

4.Click button Red-14-1b to clear the Document name and the sketch-name from Red-14-5 & Red-14-6


This image shows the active sketch that is in SOLIDWORKS now in the MechDesigner graphic-area.