SOLIDWORKS World 2017 Highlights – 3D Interconnect
SOLIDWORKS 2017 adds a new capacity for working with files from other CAD systems. 3D Interconnect allows you to use existing CAD data from other packages without the need to convert them first. You insert them into an assembly the same way as any other part.
This part was created from a PTC file and had a slot added to it. 3D Interconnect also recognizes revisioning, so you can right click on an imported file and update it for a new revision:
This results in an updated model that had no errors referencing the sketch/sketch plane for the cut, and in the assembly, there are no mate errors.
This powerful technology tracks face and edge IDs to allow you to easily work with CAD data without needing to translate it.
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