I am wanting to export a part as a DWG to open up in 3D in Autocad. I have been advised to select "scale out 1:1" but this option is not available to select. Does anyone know why?
Hi Afzal, as Deepak answered, there is no way to export as a 3D DWG or DXF from SolidWorks, you can only save out as 2D. If you need a viewer for your Solidworks 3D files, why not try eDrawings which is free to download?
Otherwise if TrueView can import other 3D formats like STEP, Parasolid, or IGES, it may be worth trying to save your parts in those formats.
Save part as ACIS file (.SAT). And then you can import that file into AutoCAD.
If you save as DXF/DWG from part, then it would be a 2d file and not 3d as you need.
However there are other parts already on the company system that are saved as a DWG format and when opened on Autodesk DWG Trueview they are 3D and i am able to rotate and move the part around. I want to come to this same result with the part i am trying to export. I have tried to export the file as an ACIS file but i am unable to open it in Autodesk DWG Trueview.
You can use free DWG/DXF viewer/editor DraftSight and can import ACIS (.SAT) file using the command IMPORTSAT. And then save that file and then try opening with Autodesk DWG Trueview
I was able to save an entire assembly as an .iges file out of SolidWorks then import the the .iges file to autodesk inventor then save as a .dwg file which is now able to be opened in autocad as a 3D wireframe model. I even opened the 3D .dwg in Draftsight and was able to orgit around the model and see all components in a wireframe setting.
I know not everyone has inventor if running SolidWorks but came in handy in this case.
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