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Is there a complexity limit to imported dwg files?

dan_rutterdan_rutter Member Posts: 3 EDU
I've imported a dwg of some terrain contours that I'd like to convert into 3D.  I can view the uploaded dwg, but when i insert it into a sketch I just get the spinning circle icon.

Is the data too dense or will it just take a long time to load?

Best Answer

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Posts: 2,350
    Accepted Answer
    Yes, way too dense for a single sketch - you should try to break it up into smaller DWGs (in an external program) before importing into multiple sketches. Those sketches could be on different Z heights - though if you are intending to create a surface at the end you may struggle with that also. Not really intended for this purpose.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.

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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,350
    Accepted Answer
    Yes, way too dense for a single sketch - you should try to break it up into smaller DWGs (in an external program) before importing into multiple sketches. Those sketches could be on different Z heights - though if you are intending to create a surface at the end you may struggle with that also. Not really intended for this purpose.
    Neil Cooke, Director of Technical Marketing, Onshape Inc.
  • dan_rutterdan_rutter Member Posts: 3 EDU
    NeilCooke said:
    Yes, way too dense for a single sketch - you should try to break it up into smaller DWGs (in an external program) before importing into multiple sketches. Those sketches could be on different Z heights - though if you are intending to create a surface at the end you may struggle with that also. Not really intended for this purpose.
    Thanks for the swift response and confirmation.  I'll try a different approach.
  • yong_kimyong_kim Member Posts: 23 ✭✭
    In my experience, if an element is in a block, it can not be transformed. Therefore, decomposition must be performed before import.
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