Solidworks import error

Hi guys. So I imported an assembly file from solidworks 2012 v5 and the wip and here were the results…

This was the WIP

This was v5

It looks like the WIP imported the correct cad upon zooming in but it’s positions were all over the place.

If possible, please upload the file to using - I’ll take a look, thanks.


Hi Pascal. I just uploaded the file for you.

Hi are you using multiple configurations in the SW model? That will sometimes screw up the import, depending on whether the configuration was set to ‘default’ when saved.


This assembly is default configurations only. Thank you, I did not know that the different configurations can cause import errors. I have noticed that Rhino will import all bodies, even if they are suppressed. Overall it imports SW very well.