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Repairing Imported Part Geometry

Repairing Imported Part Geometry

We work in a multi-CAD world, but luckily, SOLIDWORKS can open over 20 native CAD file formats, as well as common neutral files such as STEP and IGES, but that doesn’t always mean they’ll open perfectly. Stream our on-demand webinar to learn how you can to fix import issues.

About This On-Demand Webinar

In this webinar, TriMech Application Engineer, Paul Ludwick, teaches you how to deal with these less than ideal 3D CAD imports. He digs into why errors such as invisible surfaces, missing faces and subtle problems like reverse normals, creep into your imported models, how to identify the snafus and how to remedy the issues. 

In this webinar, Paul covers:

  • Why imported models break
  • How to evaluate the quality of an imported model
  • Techniques for repairing degraded models 
  • Surface modeling for face repair
  • Additional imported model editing tools

Interested in learning more? Check out our article, 3 Simple Steps to Reduce File Sizes of Imported Models in SOLIDWORKS.