1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 14, 2014 1:04 PM by D. B

    DXF & DWG from Illustrator to Solidworks creates double lines

    D. B

      I have an *.ai Illustrator file that I then export to *.dxf and *.dwg. I try every setting possible while exporting from Adobe Illustrator CS6, however when I try to import it into Solidworks as a sketch or drawing file, the curves gain two lines. One is where it should be and a second that is off slightly. Sometimes it's hard to tell which is the right one and the curves are showing as separate pieces which makes cleaning this up manually a bit painful and not accurate.

       

      Any ideas?

      Cheers.

        • Re: DXF & DWG from Illustrator to Solidworks creates double lines
          D. B

          I found the fix.

          The objects I had in illustrator had a fill color. I had to turn the fill layer off and then just have a stroke on the lines.

          Then when I exported it as a *.dxf / *.dwg it showed up as proper lines in Solidworks.

           

          I guess Solidworks tried to render the lines of the stroke and outline the fill at the same time, yet messing one up, which left some strange misplaced curves.