SOLIDWORKS (.sldprt/.sldasm) import

SOLIDWORKS is a 3-D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that runs on Microsoft Windows and is being developed by Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS Corp., a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, S. A. (Vélizy, France).

When opening SOLIDWORKS assembly files, the referenced part files must be in the same folder as the assembly file.

Rhino reads SOLIDWORKS file formats up to version 2024.


To open, import, insert, and attach a file as a worksession

  1. From the File menu, click Open, Insert, Import, or Worksession > Attach.

  2. In the dialog box, select a supported file type.
  3. Click Open and configure the settings.
    When you open a non-3dm file and save the model, its filename will be the default 3dm filename.

SOLIDWORKS Import Options

Import Parts as blocks

Imports parts of a SOLIDWORKS assembly as linked blocks. When disabled, parts are imported as objects.


Rotates the model on import so that the z direction is up.

Import construction geometry

Imports construction geometry as point objects.

Always use these settings. Do not show this dialog again.

Saves the current settings and turns off the dialog display.

To turn the message back on

See also: ResetMessageBoxes command.

See also






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