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Do you share native SolidWorks files externally?

Question asked by Joe Morton on Jan 6, 2016
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2016 by Bob Van Dick

I'm hoping that the SolidWorks community can weigh in on the Pros and Cons of sharing native SolidWorks files externally. My company currently has a guideline to not share native files and always export to a neutral format for suppliers. I've heard of some suppliers saying that it's easier to manufacture parts (machined parts) if they have the native files. Does anyone have experience with this? How does your company handle sharing design data with suppliers?