Is there a way to export line drawings? See example below.
If you're in a Solidworks drawing, you can convert a view to a sketch.
Should be able to save as DXF.
If it's a drawing save as a dxf...
If you are asking fir SW Visualize, then the answer is not yet. It's on our roadmap and the more times I hear the same feature request, the higher it bumps up in priority.
You can however show the wireframe in Visualize in Preview mode, and then take Snapshots.
Thanks for the heads up - we use them for part of our catalog...
Just took a quick snap shot, so far there is a lot to be desired. Not even close to what I expected, there were a lot of extra lines etc.. What we need is a software that can tack a good non-pixelated crisp picture line drawing, the only thing that works for us is to save a drawing file .ai
Thank you everyone! This really helps out!
AI or PDF out of SolidWorks works well for this. You can also do a save as In SolidWorks) and choose PNG or TIFF and set your resolution. Could also set up a contour render in PhotoView
I work with patents quite a bit and generating good vector line drawings is essential.
I'm always looking for a better way to do this since it's such a trivial task, yet SW (surprisingly) does not have a specific tool for, making it a tedious one.
I have tried converting views into sketches on a SW drawing, but setting up a drawing involves its own process, and then it's a challenge to achieve certain specific views.
My best solution is as follows (you must own Adobe PDF Pro or similar so that you could print to PDF):
The PDF you just generated can now be opened in Corel or Illustrator as a vector graphic and cleaned up or modified if necessary. The background could also be removed so now you have a transparency file.
If SW implements something like this it would save me days of work, and give me a good reason to upgrade from 2013! lol
Anyway, I hope this works for you!
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