DWG Import for SolidWorks is an AutoCAD DWG file import add-in for SolidWorks®. It gives SolidWorks the ability to import solid objects from AutoCAD DWG files as solids models in SolidWorks. DWG Import for SolidWorks has the ability to read 3d solid geometric data such as ACIS 3d solids, bodies and regions in an AutoCAD DWG file and create corresponding 3d solid models in an SolidWorks part document. This add-in supports DWG files upto the latest version of AutoCAD. DWG Import for SolidWorks is very easy to use. It adds new commands to SolidWorks. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SolidWorks and adds a new submenu called "DWGImport" to the SolidWorks menu containing these newly added commands. The 'DWGImport' submenu consists of the following commands: # Import - Import meshes to a DWG file # Help - Display the DWG Import for SolidWorks help file # Register - Register your copy of DWG Import for SolidWorks # About - Display the DWG IMport for SolidWorks About box DWG Import for SolidWorks comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. The DWG File Format DWG is a format used for storing two and three dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for the AutoCAD Computer Aided Design package, as well as IntelliCAD (and its variants), and PowerCAD. DWG is supported non-natively by several hundred other software applications. DWG (denoted by the .dwg filename extension) was the native file format for the Interact CAD package, developed by Mike Riddle in the late 1970s, and subsequently licensed by Autodesk in 1982 as the basis for AutoCAD. From 1982 to 2007, Autodesk created versions of AutoCAD which wrote no less than 18 major variants of the DWG file format, none of which it publicly documented. The DWG format, has become a de facto standard for CAD drawing interoperability. It has been estimated that there are in excess of two to f