I am trying to convert a solidworks drawing to .dwg. When I open the .dwg all of the annotated dimensions are blue. How do I corrrect this?
“Save As” a DWG and select the
“Options” You will be presented with a
Place to point to a “Map File”
Place my, or a file that you have set up & saved, in a spot on hard drive and point to it
My attached file is: (ACADMap 04-21-16)
If you uncheck the “Don’t show mapping on each save “
You will be presented with a “SolidWorks To DXF/DWG Maping” box when doing the next save
It is here where you can set up the layers that will be created in the AutoCad DWG file
And adjust what entities in the SolidWorks file go to what layer in the AutoCad DWG file
you can load or save a map file.
It can be set so a mapping file to save as AutoCad over writes any assigned layers in SW so there is a consistancy in the AutoCad files no mater from who or where the orginal SW file came from.
NOTE THE ATTACHED file, if you use it, should be un-zipped and placed on your drive as "ACADMap 04-21-16"
(or save it as any other name you desire)
BUT it should be with out any extension such as ".txt"
(This is a just a "TXT" file that assigns the mapping But place it with out the .txt extension)
What don't you like about the color blue?
What program are you opening the .DWG in?
It is a black background so I need a white font. It is in .dwg TrueView
Can you use eDrawings viewer or DraftSite?
This worked but I had to map each entity (dimension, notes, tables, etc...) individually. Is there a way to do it once for all entities?
Also, this only happened on one of my solidworks drawings. All of the other ones had the correct coloring. Is there a global setting that controls this?
If you use the map file
point to it as shown here:
The mapping file once saved should take care of all entities I think I covered them all in my map file
I have re- attached my mapping file here as well as re-attached it to the previous post
try this one
I don't know if this is your problem, but when I started at my job, the previous person had set up the sheet templates with a color that looked like black in Solidworks, but was actually a navy color. When I'd open the dwg in AutoCAD, everything was very difficult to see on the black background. AutoCAD will swap black and white depending on the background, but only if the color is actually black/white. Make sure the layer settings have the color selected as black, and make sure the color palate isn't overriding the color to something else. Like I said, don't know if this is your problem or not, but I figured it would be worth checking.
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