AutoCAD DWG file import add-in for SpaceClaim
DWG Import for SpaceClaim is an AutoCAD DWG file import add-in for SpaceClaim. It gives SpaceClaim the ability to import mesh objects from AutoCAD DWG files as solids models in SpaceClaim.
SpaceClaim already has an AutoCAD DWG import feature. However, this import feature imports only 3D solid objects and ignored polyface mesh, polygon mesh and 3D face objects in DWG files. DWG Import for SpaceClaim removes this limitation by giving SpaceClaim the ability to read polyface mesh, polygon mesh and 3D face objects from DWG files and creates corresponding 3D solid models in a SpaceClaim document which can be edited by SpaceClaim's direct editing tools.
DWG Import for SpaceClaim is very easy to use. It adds new commands to SpaceClaim. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SpaceClaim and adds a ribbon bar to the SpaceClaim called "SYCODE" containing the newly added commands.
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Hardware, software and operating system requirements for SpaceClaim plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
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- SpaceClaim Version: 2008 and 2009 (32 and 64 bit)
- OS: Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit)
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of DWG Import for SpaceClaim 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. We are confident that during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you will find DWG Import for SpaceClaim extremely useful. Later when you decide to buy the software please 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 "SYCODE" commands). We will create and send you your Key by e-mail within one business day. To avoid disruption in your workflow we urge you to place your order before the trial period ends.
IMPORTANT! Purchasing a Subscription is highly recommended since it the most cost effective way of keeping your software up to date. Moreover, Subscription entitles you to get 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).
Note: Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement. The price mentioned above is for a single user license. For your bulk-licensing needs please contact us. Back to Top
Installation & Usage
Since DWG Import for SpaceClaim is a add-in for SpaceClaim, it must be loaded into the SpaceClaim environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the DWG Import for SpaceClaim ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-in file into SpaceClaim, simply click on the ribbon bar in SpaceClaim called "SYCODE" to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
The 'SYCODE' ribbon bar consists of the following commands:
- Import - Imports a DWG file
- Help - Display the DWG Import for SpaceClaim help file
- Register - Register your copy of DWG Import for SpaceClaim
- About - Display the DWG Import for SpaceClaim About box
The DWG Import for SpaceClaim ribbon bar
DWG Import for SpaceClaim 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.