Recorded Webinar Spotlight: Best Practices for Moving Legacy Data to SOLIDWORKS

As a designer, you have probably been sent a 3D model with a file type different than what your design tool generally uses. Or you have to work with an old model that was created in a different 3D CAD package. Either way, you most likely shook your head, mumbled to yourself, and got to work recreating the model from scratch.

File compatibility is essential to today’s technological workspace, and with the right tools at your fingertips, no model should be considered non-compatible. SOLIDWORKS, regardless of what software package you choose, provides you with capabilities to re-use your legacy data.

Why you should watch


In this 22-minute webinar, you will learn how to import data and use editing techniques to help you make minor and major changes in a relatively short amount of time.

This webinar will also provide you with best practices so you can lean how to:

  • Convert common and uncommon file types, such as IGES, STEP, and many more
  • Reverse engineer older models into full parametric models
  • Re-use your rich data for other purposes
  • Manipulate your converted models with direct editing features

Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. offers complete 3D software tools that let you create, simulate, publish, and manage your data. SolidWorks products are easy to learn and use, and work together to help you design products better, faster, and more cost-effectively. The SolidWorks focus on ease-of-use allows more engineers, designers and other technology professionals than ever before to take advantage of 3D in bringing their designs to life.