1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 28, 2017 2:44 PM by Anthony Yates

    Drawing dimensions offset from origin reduced when saving into AutoCAD.

    Elliott Line

      I don't know if anyone else has encountered this problem. I'll have a dimensioned drawing in Solidworks which looks perfectly good. But when I save it as a dwg for a supplier, I've noticed the 'offset from origin' changes to a tiny fraction, such that it is impossible to tell what is geometry and what is a dimension line without zooming right in.

      My current workaround is to change the offset from origin within AutoCAD for each of the several SLDDIMSTYLEs it brings in, but is there anything I can do in Solidowrks before I convert it into dwg format?

        • Re: Drawing dimensions offset from origin reduced when saving into AutoCAD.
          Anthony Yates

          I am also seeing issues with dims that extension lines are skewed with no relating relevance.  I have been working with SW and have been informed it is a exporting issue with SW software and is being worked (SPR 103668), however no real work around till they resolve with a SP.  I have been saving to .dwg with all drawing sheets to paper space then copying to model space and saving as a block, which appears to keep all formatting as in SW prior to exporting.  If you explode or just past it will become skewed.