i hope this isnt a dumb question. but am am trying to sell my employer on SolidWork and i need to know if it is possible to export DXF or DWG files.
Thanks for the help.
Yes you can save your files as DXF or DWG.
If you go to your file save as option and select the file type options you will see either DXF or DWG as an option.
Also tell your boss that SW has a lot more to offer then just these options.
As indicated, the answer is yes. Additionally, you have many choices of what versions of DXF/dwg that you would like to save them as.
It only exports 2D drawings in .dxf or .dwg format. It exports 3D models in Parasolid, STEP, IGES and ACIS formats.
I don't recall in which release it became available, but you can now save the flat-pattern of sheet metal parts as a DXF or DWG file without putting it into a drawing first. Just "Save as. . ." a sheet metal part and select DXF or DWG as file type. You don't even need to make a flat-pattern configuration first. A very nice feature, now that I'm not doing sheet metal all the time.
Totally and I recently experienced the possibilites with it on a multibody sheet metal part as training, pretty awesome saving out a dozen flat-patterns in a few clicks. See attached picture, something to show the boss.
Erik and Joachim,
Oops! I forgot about that relatively new feature. Although I guess I can still claim that it is just a special kind of export for a 2D drawing, since it is purely planar information.
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