convert dwg to model

convert dwg to model

Post by Pat Callag » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 05:47:11



Is there a way to convert a 3 view Autocad drawing to a model? I can
import as sketches but my boss thinks there is a way to click on the views &
SW will generate the model. Thanks.


Pat Callaghan
Engineer Tech.
The Western Group
 
 
 

convert dwg to model

Post by Tim Bir » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 06:04:41

in the past I have exported a/cad drgs as igs files and imported them into
SW, you end up with a model of the part but you are un-able to change the
models dimensions



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convert dwg to model

Post by Noel Jone » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 06:06:23

Ask him to show you how.........I don't think I've ever seen it done, but if
he can do it that would be great. I have alot of 3 view acad drawings that
need to be converted.

Noel



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convert dwg to model

Post by bob ze » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 06:16:12


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yes, you can! go into swx help. about 4 items down from the top in the
index tab is '2D to 3D conversion'. check it out.
hella cool. it is a little slow at first, but once you get the hang of it,
you will rock.
guaranteed.

--
bob z.
p.s.

"people with less brain power than you are doing more difficult things
everyday"?
 
 
 

convert dwg to model

Post by SWuse » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 06:37:04

I personally think that the 2D to 3D was more of a demo tool for SW demo
jocks. But maybe Bob Z. is right you may just need to get the hang of it.
I guess it all depends on how complex the parts are. I personally think
you can model the parts from scratch just as fast. If you are new user,
creating them from scratch will be good experience and also will allow you
to incorporate design intent.

Just my 2 cents.






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convert dwg to model

Post by Dale Dun » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 08:16:32

The 2d to 3d ar vey cool. They mostly help you get your sketches arranged
and make some cuts and bosses that might otherwise be a nuisance.
Definitely more than just something for a demo jock to play with.

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Dale Dunn
Design Engineer
www.jamestool.com
 
 
 

convert dwg to model

Post by Eric.Elki » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 23:11:56


Converting 2d to 3d seems like a quick way to get a lot of part models
done. But ask yourself if the completed part model follows all of
your design intent rules and how good are those models to work with?
If they behave properly when you use them in assemblies and such they
may be just fine. If you find yourself dreading to copy one of these
for another part because of the problems working with them, then
creating them from scratch is a better option. There is a real
difference between the cost to do them correctly in the first place
and the value of good geometry in the future.
 
 
 

convert dwg to model

Post by bob ze » Fri, 11 Jul 2003 23:48:48

bob z. would like to add that he generally only uses the 2d to 3d tools when
creating purchased parts - parts that should never be altered anyway (within
reason). no real issues with design intent in this manner.

--
bob z.
p.s.

"people with less brain power than you are doing more difficult things
everyday"?
 
 
 

convert dwg to model

Post by SWuse » Sat, 12 Jul 2003 02:52:20

Heck, with 6 years experience I am still learning new things everyday about
SolidWorks.




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