Exporting Datasmith Content from Solidworks

Describes how to export a Solidworks scene to a Datasmith file that you can import into Unreal Engine.

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Once you installed the Datasmith Exporter Plugin for Solidworks, you will have the option to save your Solidworks scene as a .udatasmith file.

Follow the steps below in Solidworks to export your scene using this new filetype.

  1. From the main toolbar, click the drop-down arrow next to the Save button, then select Save As.

    Save As button in Solidworks

  2. In the Save As window, from the Save as type drop-down, select the Unreal (*.udatasmith) filetype.

    Saving an Unreal Datasmith export file from Solidworks

End Result

Your .udatasmith file should now be ready to try importing into Unreal. See Importing Datasmith Content into Unreal Engine 4. If your data needs additional cleaning, merging, or other modifications during the import process, see Visual Dataprep.

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