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Livelink/Import 2D Drawings from Solid Works

Naser Imran Hossain
Hi, I was wondering if it's possible to import a 2-D drawing done on Solid Works to COMSOL without going through the trouble of saving a file and importing this manually in COMSOL. I mean can I just do a live-link+synchronizing like it's usally done for 3-D models?

If manual import is the only option, which format should I save the SW file in? COMSOL don't detect any of the 2-D formats solid works generate!

2 Replies Last Post Jul 29, 2017, 7:30 AM EDT
Posted: 5 years ago Feb 11, 2013, 7:19 AM EST
Hi

unfortunately, from my experience, I can only extract 2D info from Solidworks into DXF file format (save as selected surfaces) and then import into COMSOL as DXF

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Good luck
Ivar
Hi unfortunately, from my experience, I can only extract 2D info from Solidworks into DXF file format (save as selected surfaces) and then import into COMSOL as DXF -- Good luck Ivar

Gennaro Arguzzi
Posted: 3 months ago Jul 29, 2017, 7:30 AM EDT
Updated: 3 months ago Jul 29, 2017, 8:43 AM EDT
Hi @Ivar Kjelberg. I have solidworks 2013 and Comsol 5.1, when I try to save the 2D draw as DXF, it does not work (idem for .mph). I click on save, but the file is not created.

Thank you for your help.
Hi @Ivar Kjelberg. I have solidworks 2013 and Comsol 5.1, when I try to save the 2D draw as DXF, it does not work (idem for .mph). I click on save, but the file is not created. Thank you for your help.

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