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The split opton is the proper procedure for do this.U r doing it in a right way.Even split option wont take much time.I can suggest split option and than u can export it to some other formats.
What about the sheet metal options?
Option one, create a drawing and do a file save as to dxf.
Option two, turn your little parts into sheet metal parts. This can be done as the last feature with an Insert Bends. Select the face you want to have your dxf file normal too, then do a File Save As to dxf.
Not sure why you are jumping thru hoops to create dxf's. There are tools to do this in SW already.
Post an example file zip'ed into an archive. Then we can show you how to do what you need.
It looks like you hit the nail on the head! If I open each of my own individual pieces and do a drawing it allows me to save it as a DXF. Perfect.
I will try this method for all the pieces and I will be back with any questions. Thank you very much for the help as I've never seen this feature mentioned before.
Excellent.... Glad you got that sorted. :-)
do you have the cnc laser in house? if not you need to find out if the vender is using a cam package to generate the code to the laser or do they import the dxf file into the control.
if they use cam you can just send them the SW file with some control drawings and they'll make what you need...IT'S Their JOB. I'm a machinist that uses cam and SW to make parts...give me the file - tell me what you want - and you get it pack. you just have to find the right shop.
now for your part, you could have used the mutible body option, meaning make every plate its own body in that part file, then you can save them out for the body folder in the tree to there own file, then make drawings and dxf files or dwgs for the vender.
if you have any qustions here's my info
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