I tried to export to Adobe Illustrator format but when I imported it to Illustrator, the entire drawing was also like one big object rather than a bunch of editable lines/circles/squares, etc.
I don't know what the specific actions are called in CorelDraw or Illustrator, but can you just explode or ungroup the object?
Also you could try exporting to dxf and then opening that in CorelDraw or Illustrator (if they can open it). It might be more likely to keep each line as a separate entity.
We send DXF files to our techs to use with CorelDraw and our lasers. They open the dxf files direct in CorelDraw to send to the laser.
What brand of laser do you have?
Thanks. It is working except the following two minor issues:
1. Some diagonal dotted lines showed up. I have to remove them in CorelDraw one by one.
2. Some words like SolidWorks Student Version showed up. Again, I have to remove them manually.
Any way to remove them automatically?
By the way, I am using a Value Direct 7050.
Unfortunately, you will have to remove the student watermark after you save out your dxf. All student version drawings out of SolidWorks are watermarked.
Look at getting Draftsight. It is a free AutoCAD clone. Use Draftsight to clean up your dxf files before opening in CorelDraw. Might be easier to work with the dxf in Draftsight then Corel.
Post a screen shot of these diagonal lines you are seeing.