[sdiy] [OT] Illustrator CS6 .dxf file into Solidworks CAD - help!

Andrew Simper andy at cytomic.com
Fri Nov 28 15:55:38 CET 2014

Hey Owen,

I don't use Solidworks but I may be able to help out. Solidworks looks
like it will load illustrator files directly, have you tried saving it
as the oldest illustrator version supported by CS6? Here is the full
list of supported formats:

Another option is to use Moi3D, which has a free 30 day trial, it uses
the .3dm file format which is the same a Rhino, and this format is
supported by Solidworks - and it also supports loads of other file
formats so you can use it like a 3D file format translator
www.moi3d.com . I also know that Modo and Solidworks talk to each
other, and I have Modo, so if all else fails you can contact me off
list if you want and I can try saving out a bunch of formats from Modo
for you.

All the best,


-- cytomic -- sound music software --

On 28 November 2014 at 17:45, Justin Owen <juzowen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry for the OT,
> Any of you got any experience with troubleshooting getting an Illustrator CS6 .dxf file imported into Solidworks CAD?
> Have a very tight deadline with a less than accommodating supplier who, after many years of not having any problems importing my .dxf files (for a front panel) now, apparently can't import the file properly - everything is coming up as individual splines rather than shapes/curves.
> I've done all the Illustrator-end troubleshooting I can think of - layers, fills, groups, compound paths, other file versions, etc - nada.
> If there's a Solidworks operator in the house that knows their stuff - I'd appreciate any help you could offer.
> Thanks!
> - Justin
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