Tips & tricks for AutoCAD / Bricscad / ZWCAD users

Automapki Application

Automapki Application

Overlay DWG drawing entities on top of public satellite imagery provided by Open Street Map, Map Quest, Open Aerial or any user defined WMS / WTS base layers.

Autoconverter

Autoconverter

Import, export and convert many of 3D file formats including STL (stereolithography), SKP (Trimble SketchUp), OBJ (Wavefront), 3DS (3D Studio), SAT (Standard ACIS Text) and more.

Automesher Application

Automesher Application

Convert polyface mesh to solid and import / export many of 3D mesh file formats including STL (stereolithography), SKP (Trimble SketchUp), OBJ (Wavefront), 3DS (3D Studio) and others.

Autoshaper

Autoshaper

Convert mesh to nurbs and import / export 3D file formats with Nurbs solid shapes including STEP (STandardized Exchange of Product), 3DM (Rhino), IGES and BREP with automatic nurbs surface reconstruction.

Import STEP, STL, OBJ, 3DM, SKP and other 3D files in AutoCAD

  1. To import STEP, STL, OBJ, 3DM & SKP in AutoCAD download Automesher installer.
  2. Restart AutoCAD to force initial Automesher application configuration.
  3. Type AMIMPORTMESH command in the AutoCAD command line window.
  4. Limit available to import files by setting proper file filter.
    • To import STL select Stereolithography file filter.
    • To import OFF select Object File Format file filter.
    • To import OBJ select Alias Wavefront Object file filter.
    • To import 3DS select 3D Studio file filter.
    • To import PLY select Stanford Polygon Format file filter.
    • To import VRML select Virtual Reality file filter.
    • To import 3DM select Rhinoceros 3D Model file filter.
    • To import SKP select Trimble SketchUp file filter.
    • To import DAE select Collada file filter.
    • To import STEP select STandardized Exchange of Product file filter.
    • To import IGES select Initial Graphics Exchange Specification file filter.
    • To import BREP select Boundary Representation file filter.
    • To import IFC select The Industry Foundation Classes file filter.
  5. Select your input 3D file to import into AutoCAD drawing model space.
  6. Specify your desired AutoCAD entity type either polyface mesh, solid, subdivision surface or other.
  7. Enter to import STEP, IGES, BREP, 3DS, OFF, STL, OBJ, PLY, 3DM, DAE, VRML, IFC or SKP file into AutoCAD.
  8. The import of various 3D files is also available for Bricscad & ZWCAD DWG editors.