Mike Lewis

Reduce hidden lines in Drawing for DXF export to Ai

Discussion created by Mike Lewis on Sep 25, 2019
Latest reply on Sep 26, 2019 by Glenn Schroeder

Hello... newbie here... still wading through Solidworks, learning as I go. I did some searching, and maybe I missed it, so I'll go ahead and ask... I am working on making user guides from existing 3D models and then making drawings from the assemblies... I then export to DXF to use in Adobe Illustrator. I want to use the model as it appears in Solidworks with "hidden lines removed". But as soon as the model appears in Drawing all the hidden lines are there. Is there a way to have those so they don't display? The cleanup time in Ai is taking a long time. I know this is what Composer is for but until we can afford more software I need to find a workaround using Solidworks as-is. As far as I can tell I have all the system settings correct but if this possible then I'm missing it. Thanks for any suggestions or help.