Hello, i am a CNC Programmer and i was wondering if anybody knew how you could take imported models in solidworks (i.e. igs, stp, x_t) to show the annotations on the models. freecad does this fine but solidworks seems to strip these annotation off the models. Anyway i can prevent this from happening so i can see the annotations in Solidworks? Thanks
An imported iges file won't have annotations in SolidWorks.
You could create reference dimensions, notes, and other types of annotations.
Or you could make a 2D drawing of the imported part, but again, you'd have to manually add in the annotations you need.
I open a lot of step, parasolid and iges files but I've never seen anything but colors get transferred. Do you have an example of a "dumb solid" that imports into Freecad with annotations? I'd be happy to import and look it over.