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How do I create Artwork?

Question asked by Ben Carlos-Lawrence on May 5, 2010
Latest reply on May 5, 2010 by Ben Carlos-Lawrence

Hello all, I used to use Autocad to do all my drawings. Most of the front panels for parts that we make have artwork on them. I would do the drawing in autocad and use a different layer for artwork. Then when I had finished I could create a high resolution post script file to send to the artwork people.

I haven't yet worked out how to or even if I can do the same thing with solidworks. When using solidworks I can make the panel in 3D then add text as an extruded part. But this doesn't get me any further. The only way I can do it is to create the 3d drawing in solidworks, then make drawing from part. Once it's in a template save it as a dwg and open it into autocad then do the artwork in autocad.

I think solidworks is great, but on occations like this I think it would be quicker to do stuff in autocad.

I really dont want to do that as I just want to do it all in one program ( solidworks ).

Please can anyone help me out with this.

I'm using solidwork 2009 sp3