AutoCAD Import


AutoCAD is the industry leader in 2D and 3D CAD design for architectural and engineering drawings. SIMUL8 2013 and above allows you to import directly from AutoCAD 2013 in just 3 clicks so that you may use your drawing as your simulation’s background image.

On the Insert Tab of the ribbon, select the option for AutoCAD Drawing from the Illustrations section. You will then be able to search your machine for an AutoCAD drawing file (.DWG). Once you have chosen the file to import, SIMUL8 allows you to select which layers you would like to import into the simulation. You can also change the height and width of the overall drawing.
AutoCAD Import Options

Once the image has been placed as a background image, you are able to move it to any location within the simulation window. Please note that once the drawing has been imported, you will be unable to modify the visible layers or image size; to do this, you will need to re-import the image using the steps above.

AutoCAD Background Example