Pardon the newbie question, I work for a technical publishing firm and do the illustrations. Due to many clients having files on hand that are CAD generated, we are looking at purchasing Solidworks so that we can import their CAD files and convert them to Vector based artwork after getting the views that we need. Does anyone know about this process? Thus far, I have not been able to get consistent results, the AI files show all the hidden structure, the PDF format doesn't alway produce a vector image, and the DXF and DWG options are not always available. Any help would be appreciated.