When I save my drawing as a DWG then open SW DWG editor the drawing is correct but when I open it with edrawings or send the file off to get laser cut it is 1/4 scale???
Make sure you have the option Scale output 1:1 set under export options.
On another note if it display correct in DWG editor, it should display correct in e-drawings too, so can you attach a sample file showing the behaviour you listed.
I opened a few more and noticed the sheet scale in SW was not set to 1:1 on most, so hopefully that is the issue.
Doesn't explain the DWG editor / e-drawings conflict though
Thanks for all your guys input
I don't have DWG editor installed but I checked your DWG file in DraftSight as well as in e-drawings and both showed the same value.
Not sure why DWG editor is messing with you
I agree with Deepak. Make sure you have the scale set correctly in the export.
If it goes into the export as 1:1 it should certainly come out that way.
Have you tried exporting out as dxf?
By what process are you establishing that the geometry is 1/4 of actual size?
I create the 3d model, open paper space/ layout? slap one dimension, quantity and material thickness on it, save it as SW drawing then save it as DWG, open SW DWG editor check dimension then email the DWG.
The laser cutter checks the dimension and has to scale it almost every time.
I figured out the scale factor by the dimension he was getting the opened the same DWG in edrawing and got the same incorrect scale.
I just opened a different drawing and it was 2.5" in SW 2.5" in DWG editor and 10" in e-drawings. In SW on that particular drawing sheet scale was set to 4-1. I think I had it so large because a text scale issue.
Yes and that was the reason you must set the option for Scale output 1:1
Im new to this forum, very helpful and informative. Sorry if my language is not to good, Im Norwegian
Ive had the same thing with DXF export, using the DWGeditor for the same reason. Measuring the SW 1:1- scale but the CNC-import getting the sheet scale 1:20.
Of some reason the editor seems to read the SW 1:1 scale. And when i have both software open the editor keep getting asking something like "Do you want to update to solidworks view" or similar, could that be it?
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