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CAD tip CAD tip # 13719:

   
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How to load a 2D DWG drawing of a part into Fusion 360?

A - answer If you have a DWG drawing with a dimensioned view of a 3D model of a part, you can easily load it into Fusion 360 and "derive" the 3D model from this DWG, just like you create a model from sketches.

The first assumption is that the DWG file contains the required geometry in the model space. If the geometry is created in the paper space (layout), it will not be loaded into Fusion and the imported drawing may appear empty. In this case, export (in AutoCAD) the layout to a separate DWG (the EXPORTLAYOUT command) and import that one.

The procedure for importing (opening) a DWG and using the loaded 2D geometry to extrude or revolve a 3D model is illustrated in the video from the Arkance Systems' YouTube channel:

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See also:
Tip 13800:Visually compare 3D geometry in CAD and BIM files.
Tip 13513:How to quickly record a video from a CAD application or other Windows program? (replacing Screencast)
Tip 13433:How to create a parametric dynamic 3D block in AutoCAD?
Tip 13402:Which products and features can I use for free with Flex Token licensing?
Tip 13228:DWG or DXF file exported to/from Fusion 360 has incorrect size (scale, 10x larger/smaller).


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