Wednesday 29 January 2020

Solid Edge App: Add DXF and DWG to Sketch

This Solid Edge app lets you open a DXF or DWG file and adds it directly to the active sketch in a Part or Sheetmetal file.

Here's a sample DXF/DWG file opened in Draft.

Here's how it looks like after inserting in the active sketch in a Part or Sheet Metal file.

1. Keep a Part or Sheet Metal document open.
2. Edit an existing sketch or start a new sketch or enter the sketcher mode in any command like Extrude, Revolve, Cut, etc.
3. Run the program and select a DXF/DWG file to open.
4. The app opens the DXF/DWG in a temporary Draft file and copies the contents.
5. The temporary draft file is discarded.
6. The part/sheetmetal file is activated and the DXF/DWG contents are pasted in the open sketch.
7. The view is Zoom Fit.


1. Works in the ordered mode only.
2. It does not check if the DXF/DWG is empty.

Future Enhancements:

1. Sync mode.
2. Assembly.
3. Prompting the user to pick one of the existing sketches.

For any customization or additional options, 
kindly write to [Tushar Dot Suradkar At Gmail Dot Com]

How to use:
1. Download the zip file from the link below.
2. Unzip files to a folder.
3. Call the file AddDXFToSketch.exe from the folder.

  25_thumb3_thumb_thumb_thumb_thumb_th[2] Download the app from here:

Read how you can run a Solid Edge app from various locations in Solid Edge

• Running An App From A Ribbon Button
 Running An App From The Radial Menu
 Assigning a Keyboard Shortcut For An App
 Running An App From The Quick Access Toolbar

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