DWG Import for Solid Edge is an AutoCAD DWG file import add-in for Solid Edge®. It gives Solid Edge the ability to import solid objects from AutoCAD DWG files as solids models in Solid Edge. Solid Edge already has an AutoCAD DWG import feature. However, this import feature creates a 2D drawing in Solid Edge by reading 2d geometric objects such as curves and ignores 3d solids. DWG Import for Solid Edge removes this limitation by giving Solid Edge 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 Solid Edge part or assembly document. The 'DWG Import for Solid Edge' menu consists of the following commands: # Import - Import meshes to a DWG file # Help - Display the DWG Import for Solid Edge help file # Register - Register your copy of DWG Import for Solid Edge # About - Display the DWG Import for Solid Edge About box DWG Import for Solid Edge 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 four billion DWG files in existence.