How to Convert OBJ to Solidworks

By Clayton Kim

Acronyms such as LOL or TTYL are overused and at times annoying, but other acronyms such as OBJ, SLDDRW and SLDPRT have a lot of meaning. The latter are file extensions for computer files. Without them, your software would not be able to read your files. Although we can live without modern acronyms, we cannot live without file extensions. Convert OBJ files to SolidWorks files via software or online programs that require no downloads.

Step 1

Open the SolidWorks software. Click on the “Open” button on the top left corner of the window.

Step 2

Select the “OBJ” file extension from the drop-down menu. Select the OBJ file you want to convert. Click on the “Open” button on the bottom right of the drop-down menu.

Step 3

Wait for SolidWorks to convert the OBJ format to SolidWorks. Depending on the file size, the conversion may take several minutes.

Step 4

Click on the “Yes” button when the “Do you wish to run Import Diagnostics on this part?” window in SolidWorks appears.

Step 5

Right-click the file and press the “Repair Face” tab in the drop-down menu if an error occurs. Your OBJ file is now ready to use in SolidWorks.