If you haven’t yet heard of SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect, you are missing one of the key features of the SOLIDWORKS 2017 Release.
The 3D Interconnect utility allows you to import third-party CAD files that were created in other CAD systems. This is done directly without any conversion into a SOLIDWORKS file.
To enable this fantastic addition to the SOLIDWORKS suite of tools:
- Select Tools > Options > System Options > Import to access the import options in the new location in the dialog.
- Select “Inventor/Catia V5/Creo/NX/Solid Edge” from the pulldown menu.
- Check the “Enable 3D Interconnect” checkbox.
- Pick OK to finish
3D Interconnect will now be enabled. To learn more about SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect watch the demonstration video below:
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