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Import Diagnostics

Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for Import Diagnostics from the Javelin technical team

Importing neutral file formats in solidworks

3 POINT CHECKLIST for Importing Neutral File Formats into SOLIDWORKS

We often receive inquiries regarding the changes surrounding importing neutral file formats within SOLIDWORKS, especially after upgrades to SOLIDWORKS have…

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Import settings

SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect and Importing Tips

Are you changing from another CAD program to SOLIDWORKS? Are you frequently importing STEP files from clients? For many SOLIDWORKS…

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Run import diagnostics

Problems with imported model? Import Diagnostics to the rescue!

So you imported some model and it’s giving you grief.  Perhaps inexplicable behavior that cannot be resolved simply by restarting…

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SOLIDWORKS Import Diagnostics and Repairing Import Errors

SOLIDWORKS Import Diagnostics and Repairing Import Errors

A support call about errors in imported models usually ends with a question how to avoid such errors.  In an…

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Importing data into SOLIDWORKS

How to Import Data and use it effectively in SOLIDWORKS [VIDEO]

Did you know that SOLIDWORKS provides more than 30 translators to convert CAD data into SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD format? Common…

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How to Flatten a “dumb” solid in SOLIDWORKS

It is very common in the sheet metal industry to share or receive files from other CAD platforms. Therefore, it is…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (4) – Sheet Metal Conversion [VIDEO]

This is the fourth in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. After…

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SolidWorks Tutorial – Import Diagnostics (3) – Troubleshooting and Healing [VIDEO]

This is the third in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. As…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (2) – The Manual Healing Technique [VIDEO]

This is the second in a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in SolidWorks. Yesterday we…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Import Diagnostics (1) – “Face Piercing Through Solid” Error [VIDEO]

 This week, we will post a series of articles focused on troubleshooting and healing topological errors from geometry imported in…

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Imported Bodies Video Series – 3. Repairing an Imported Model (Automatic Selection of Open Edges Using a Macro) [VIDEO]

In the first episode of this series I deleted a faulty face from an imported model, only to re-create it using the…

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Imported Bodies Video Series – 1. Troubleshooting an Imported Model [VIDEO]

There are lots of reasons why models imported in SolidWorks from IGES, STEP or Parasolid files have topological errors. The simplest…

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Mayday! – The Customer Sent a New STEP File in the 11th Hour

You spent a lot of time on this project. Everything started with a STEP file received from your customer, file that you…

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