Our company wants to convert AutoCAD 2D files into SolidWorks 3D files. We also need new 2D views created in SolidWorks.
Create 3D models in SolidWorks based on the 2D files in AutoCAD.
Send us the PRT files.
Create the SolidWorks 2D dimensioned drawing. This should look exactly the same as the AutoCAD files.
Send us the IGS, SLDDRW, and SLDPRT files.
? The 2D views that you make in SolidWorks should be the same as the views in AutoCAD. Reference the attached drawing templates ([url removed, login to view] A, B, C).
? Do not sketch outlines. Work from flat metal, and then add your bend flanges.
? When you add your bend flanges for sheet metal parts, you will prompted in SolidWorks by a screen to enter bend deductions and K-factors for the appropriate metal thickness. Reference the attached PDF file (K FACTOR [url removed, login to view]) to see a table listing different types of sheet metal, thicknesses, and bend deductions/K factors. Unless otherwise noted, our bend radius is 0.008.
? Extrude from the plane up.
? All of our measurements are in inches.
? Do not lock the files. Parts should be saved as parts files, drawings should be saved as drawing files.
? Sheet metal parts need to be designed using the sheet metal feature in SolidWorks.
? Machined parts need to be done with the cut and extrude features in SolidWorks.
? For sheet metal parts, holes shall be done using the hole wizard in SolidWorks.
? When dimensioning the 3D parts, always use three decimal places.