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Create plasma .CNC files from within Solidworks (?)

Question asked by Jason Mills on May 17, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 8, 2019 by Newell Voss

Hi everyone,


This is my first time posting to these forums, so forgive and redirect me if I am posting this in the wrong place.


I work for a company that works with a lot of sheet metal, and I am a CAD tech who sends .cnc files to the shop so they can cut (using a plasma table) and assemble the finished product.


My current method is to create sheet metal assemblies within Solidworks, save each flattened part as a .dxf, and then use EnRoute 4 to create tool paths and save as a .cnc


We use Solidworks 2018, and so I'm fairly sure that there is a way to create the .cnc files from within SW, but I'm not sure how to do it. I can figure it out myself at some point but I am usually swamped while at work, and I was hoping that somebody here could either concisely explain how to create plasma files from within SW or direct me to a resource which can, so that I can speed up our manufacturing process.


Any help would be greatly appreciated!