Dean Stevens

Missing line segments when saving as DWG

Discussion created by Dean Stevens on Feb 15, 2008
Latest reply on Feb 18, 2008 by John Burrill
When saving a SolidWorks drawing to a DWG file, my system sometimes leaves out small line segments in the DWG file. For months, the conversion worked fine. Later, it failed consistently, leaving out line segments especially on parts of text elements (sketches made with the text tool, then cut-extruded into a material). This behavior completely stopped my workflow for several weeks (which requires the DWG conversion), and now it's working again. I don't know why!

If anyone has suggestions as to how/why this happens, I'd really appreciate some feedback. I can tell you this:

1. I'm working with SolidWorks 2006-2007 Academic Edition
2. I doubt it's the files. When opened in a newer version of SolidWorks, the conversion works fine. These same files worked fine previously on the original system too.
3. I tried reinstalling SolidWorks and this didn't fix the problem.

Your thoughts?