importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Creator
Creator

Hi

i have some 2D files in .dxf format.

i need to import and convert them into 3D output in solidedge st7

is it possible?

 

8 REPLIES

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Phenom
Phenom
Yes it is possible.

1. Open the DXF file in Draft environment.
2. Use the Create 3D tool to transfer the view in Part\Sheetmetal\Assembly
3. Use the imported view as sketch base for features

If you can attach one of those DXF I could make a video (later today)

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Creator
Creator

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @visa07,

 

These files do not appear to contain any information that even requires the 3D conversion function.....plus, they look like they are profile [laser, or plasma..etc] cut files, that have the lead-in present....and they have open geometry in places.

 

To get these particular files into Solid Edge [assuming as a PSM], simply open the DXF file into a draft template, use the trim corner tool to close the gaps in the geometry, then copy all & paste into s Synchronous sheet metal file....if it gives you a selectable region, you can then add thickness to it, and you're done.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Limited
Solid Edge ST10 [MP2] Classic [x2 seats]
Windows 10

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Phenom
Phenom
I was going to say the same.

that DXFs are cut plans, also they dont contain any bend information if present.

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

I have to make models from flat patterns every day. Not fun at all. My source information is only from a punch machine that does not export dxf. I get to hand sketch the flat by looking at the punch files, then make the model from that.

 

Just add bend line to the flat patterns, use them to fold up the model, then adjust bend lines until you get the finished dimensions you want. Altering the bend reference point (bend line, outside, inside face) make this step of the process not that bad.

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Creator
Creator

hi sir

please help me in converting the bends in the sheetmetal file

if possible try and upload me a video for better reference

i am attaching the sheetmetal file below and the three lines that are drawn separately has to be bent towards to the top side. 

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Solution Partner Phenom Solution Partner Phenom
Solution Partner Phenom

See the attached video.

 

(view in My Videos)

Cheers

Mark

Re: importing and converting 2d files to 3d file

Creator
Creator
That was great . thank you very much sir