1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 19, 2018 12:40 AM by Peter Anthony

    How to export mapping layers with a custom layer to DWG

    Merry Owen

      Hi Solidworks forums,


      I have created and detailed a Solidworks part drawing. I have then created a custom 'part' layer and placed my part on this layer.

      I then go save the drawing as a .dwg file with the option "Don't show mapping on each save" box unchecked - This then allows the Solidworks to DWG Mapping box to open and allow me to custom name my dimension, title block, hatching etc, layers.


      The issue is when I untick the "Only map entities that are not on SolidWorks layers", it disregards my part layer in the .dwg export. On the contrary when I tick the option, the mapped entities do not behave as I assign, but my part layer is correctly exported.


      My question is how do I save the .dwg file with my custom mapped entities whilst including the custom part layer I assigned the part to?

      I will need to apply this process to large assemblies.


      Thanks for the help.

        • Re: How to export mapping layers with a custom layer to DWG
          Peter Anthony

          I have a similar issue here;


          Solidworks 2018 SP 2.0


          -Try to export DXF/DGW from model, and have Custom Map Solidworks to DXF/DWG enabled in save options.

          - Mapping dialogue appears - and I am able to set up layers and entities to map - and I am able to save  a Map file (which has no file extension?)

          - DXF exports correctly as defined in mapping file.


          -I go to repeat process again, (same part, different part, doesnt matter) this time with map file location filled out in DXF save options

          -DXF does NOT export as per the mapping file.



          What gives?? Solidworks, why so glitchy plz fix