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Precisely, what drawing types can I import? List by file extension please.

bill_rainesbill_raines Member Posts: 1
I have had no luck importing these files; dxf, dwg, dae, fbx, ifc, obj, wrl, xsi. What am I doing wrong?


  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,995
    @bill_raines Here is the list:


    We also upload as storage any file extension. 
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
  • kiwileekiwilee Member Posts: 8
    Note: They can't be used as sketches. So they are about as useful as an email attachment. 
    It's a sort of reference document collator From what I understand.
  • james_thomas449james_thomas449 Member Posts: 3
    That link does not answer the question.... I would like to import the stl or another type  of file from my  electronic gerber file to save some time.  Can you list the supported types that can be imported to a plane in the drawing.
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,467 PRO
    edited August 2015
    That would be dxf and dwg.
    First you need to import them into your document, use + -menu in the left bottom -> import

    Then begin your sketch and select insert dxf or dwg, you should see your imported files (they need to be in same document).

  • james_thomas449james_thomas449 Member Posts: 3
    Perfect. Thanks! , last issue is that they are blank on the import tab across the bottom. they open fine in the native app...
  • andrew_troupandrew_troup Member, Mentor Posts: 1,584 ✭✭✭✭
    what 3dcad is explaining is that in the first stage of importation (in their own tab) drawings are not viewable. (I presume that is what you mean by "blank"
    That tab is simply a repository, like a file folder.

    The second stage of importation is from that repository into a part studio sketch in the same document, at which point a viable dxf or dwg will become visible.
  • james_thomas449james_thomas449 Member Posts: 3
    When I import the DXF to the part studio tab, via the  insert DXF or DWG the drawing does not show up in on that plane of the sketch...
  • lougallolougallo Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,995
    @james_thomas449 In the DXF/DWG are the entities in MODEL space or layout?  Currently these have to be in MODEL space to import.  If it is not working, please use the ? menu ->? feedback to send us more information.
    Lou Gallo / PD/UX - Support - Community / Onshape, Inc.
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