3D Interconnect or File Import? It's a no-brainer.
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Import your 3rd party CAD file into SOLIDWORKS using the current file import tools or use 3D Interconnect?
Whether you are using a purchased part CAD file that you downloaded from your vendor’s website or you are repurposing some of your existing CAD data from your previous CAD system, getting your 3rd party CAD file into SOLIDWORKS has never been easier.
SOLIDWORKS 3D Interconnect is new in 2017 and provides a number of fantastic benefits.
First, it’s as easy as File > Open. Use the 3rd party CAD file as easily as you would a native SOLIDWORKS file. The file translation happens in the background and it’s opened in SOLIDWORKS in the same amount of time as you would expect a native SOLIDWORKS file to be opened.
Did I mention it was fast? In the video attached to this post, you will see that 3D Interconnect opens files more than 3X faster than the 2016 import methods. Sounds like a no-brainer to me!
The quality of the resulting geometry in SOLIDWORKS is everything you would hope for. I just want to transfer my CAD file from my 3rd party CAD program to SOLIDWORKS. The end. Don’t make me spend hours repairing gaps and faulty faces. Done.
Lastly, the default mode in 3D Interconnect is to establish a link back to the native 3rd party CAD file. What this means is that if you have inserted a part file in your assembly that you obtained from your supplier (who is using a 3rd party CAD system), if the supplier should update the model, you will be able to seamlessly update the supplier part in your assembly.
Watch the video to see how the current import tools compare to the new functionality of 3D Interconnect.
It’s a no-brainer.