orientation of Imported Parts when imported into SolidWorks may not be what is
desired for our design. So we can end up with a view that is twisted or at
some obscure angle or with an Origin that is away from the actual part and this
can make it difficult to insert into an assembly or create a drawing for the
understand this with the below example. Here we can see that when we imported
the part, the tab is at an angle. We want the tab to be vertical.
a face or a plane that will be one of our three Standard Planes and start a new
Sketch. As shown below we create two lines that are perpendicular to each
we select the Coordinate System command from Features toolbar as shown below.
we select the intersection of both lines as our origin. Then we select the
lines and make them along X axis and Y axis. If they are in the opposite
direction then we can use the Flip option.
shown below a new Coordinate system is created.
we save the part as a Neutral format (Parasolid, STEP, IGES etc.) file using
the newly created coordinate system as the Output coordinate system.
saved we reimport the part and as shown below it uses the new coordinate system
and the tab is vertical.