AutoCAD DWG file import add-on for Alibre Design
DWG Import for Alibre Design is an AutoCAD DWG file import add-on for Alibre Design®. It gives Alibre Design the ability to import solid objects from AutoCAD DWG files as solids models in Alibre Design.
Alibre Design already has an AutoCAD DWG import feature. However, this import feature creates a 2D drawing in Alibre Design by reading 2d geometric objects such as curves and ignores 3D solids. DWG Import for Alibre Design removes this limitation by giving Alibre Design 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 Alibre Design part document.
DWG Import for Alibre Design is very easy to use. It adds new commands to Alibre Design. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into Alibre Design and adds a new submenu called "DWGImport" to the Alibre Design menu containing these newly added commands.
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for Alibre Design add-ons running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
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- Alibre Design (32 Bit only): 10 and 11
- Operating System (32 Bit only): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends. Back to Top
Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
Installation & Usage
Since DWG Import for Alibre Design is an add-on for Alibre Design, it must be loaded into the Alibre Design environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the DWG Import for Alibre Design ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-on file into Alibre Design, Simply click on the menu items in the "DWGImport" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, Software made simple!
The 'DWGImport' submenu consists of the following commands:
- Import - Imports an DWG file
- Help - Displays the DWG Import for Alibre Design help file
- Register - Registers your copy of DWG Import for Alibre Design
- About - Displays the DWG Import for Alibre Design About box
The DWGImport submenu
DWG Import for Alibre Design comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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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.Back to Top
Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.