Our Company is now using Solidworks, all Application drawings are done in Autocad 2d with multiple assembly drawings and text. Can this type of drawing be done in Solidworks without distorted lines and dims.
I'm not sure I fully understand what your asking.
If your looking to create purely 2d work I would not bother with SW and stick with AutoCAD. I would assume that you could create parts and subassemblies as 2d sketches and then create drawings that use those. I have never tried that but I think it would work. It would be more work than just using AutoCAD though and leave me with an eye twitch.
If your looking to create 3d parts and assemblies and then use those to create a 2d drawing, then yes SW can do that just fine. That's very typical.
Robert, I'm not a hundred percent sure I'm following you, but let me give it a trySolidWorks drawings can reference multiple assemblies and display them as views scaled appropriately for printing on standard papersizes and the dimensions will always report the real-world sizes from the model unless you explicitly override them with a different value.
All of this background stuff is covered in the training courses offered by the SolidWorks resllers. If you're going to be using this program instead of AutoCAD, you should get some kind of professional training.
This DWG is just a "save as" to ".DWG" from SolidWorks. Keep in mind it will not update if the SW files are altered so you must resave as and replace old if you update.
The question is a valid one. There is no real conversion between Autocad & solidworks drawings. The Issue arises often. We design mobile machines that are situated on a buildings. I would hate to say it but Solidworks does not convert well to architectural applications & since that is the case it is not often used by architects. Often the architect will ask for a Dwg version of a solidworks drawing. The only way I know how to do this is make the paper space really large and place the machine & building in the drawing at 1:1 and then save as a DXF........THIS SHOULD NOT BE THE CASE. The drawing (drawn on A4-A0) should be able to saved as a dwg with all notes & Title blocks. Until then We are stuck submitting Pdf's which will more than likely breach contracts and force us back to Autocad.
in the options for the save as to dwg/dxf, you can set it so scale it automatically to 1:1 output. is this what you are looking for?
I have never had issues producing workable DWG files from SolidWorks. The scale can be 1:1 and in the case I posted for reference, the title block says 1:2 but the detail is 1:1, I did not notice my automatic settings were at 1:2, and I simply changed the scale of the detail to 1:1.
The DWG/DXF output is far more ready to work with in ACaD than any PDF.
Additionally, eDrawings is a very handy tool anyone can get for free and give them the ability to look through designs if they do not have SW.
The issue I find, is that Model space in Auto cad & Solidworks is infinite. When you save a drawing from solidworks that might be scaled at 1:20 it enters the Autocad model space as scaled drawing. Surly there is a way to bring the 2D Solidworks drawings into model space at 1:1 scaled from the model, not the drawing. For example if the SW drawing is drawn at 1:20 then bringing that drawing into Autocad Model space at 1:1 means that you have brought the drawing in at 1:20,
The real conversion would be if you could save the SW file as a DWG, but in doing so any existing scale on the model (as shown in the SW drawing )is converted to 1:1 & the annotations & drawing Title is scaled up to suit. If any one Knows how to do this I am all ears!!!!
that is exactly what the 1 to 1 output setting does.
I beg my pardon, The issue was that i hadn't nominated my base scale correctly (i always have few on the drawing), Thankyou
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