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AutoCAD DWG Tech Tips and related Information

Designing 90° Sheet Metal HVAC Duct in SOLIDWORKS – Part 4 of 4

Welcome to part 4 of this adventure of making a large sheet metal HVAC duct. In Part 3 we saved the bodies, converting them into sheet metal parts and exported as DXF/DWG. In this final part I’m going to show you how to modify the…

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Why are you using AutoCAD or Microsoft Visio for Electrical Design?

Using Electrical Design

The price of anything in monetary terms is what we typically believe the cost is as well. For the longest time we believed the cost of oil and gas to be what we paid for it; the cost of a cigarette is what you paid…

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Selecting Base Scale for Exporting SOLIDWORKS Drawings to DXF/DWG

When exporting SOLIDWORKS drawings to DXF/DWG format, scale factor needs to be taken into consideration to avoid incorrect dimensions and a potential loss of material. Changing scale in a SOLIDWORKS drawing view does not affect dimensions displayed as they are parametrically linked to the part or the…

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How to convert AutoCAD DWG to SOLIDWORKS 3D Models

DWG to SOLIDWORKS

Can SOLIDWORKS open AutoCAD DWG files? For those companies that are thinking about moving from an existing AutoCAD 2D CAD package to a 3D solution, SOLIDWORKS can open AutoCAD DWG files and also convert them into 3D models. Design sketches and assembly layouts may represent…

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New in SOLIDWORKS 2015 Premium! – Flatten Surfaces [VIDEO]

I think my favorite new feature of this 2015 release of SOLIDWORKS Premium is definitely the Flatten Surface functionality. Over the years I have had plenty of opportunities where this function would have directly saved customers a ton of time, money and effort in attempting…

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SolidWorks Tutorial: Views Missing from Saved DWG/DXF

When saving a drawing as a DXF/DWG, in some cases views may be missing from the resultant saved file and the message “The assembly contains at least one component that contains invalid geometry” may also be displayed, when the file is being saved. Required display…

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Adding Parametric Intelligence to Imported DWG Geometry [VIDEO]

Ever wonder what SolidWorks can do with DWG geometry. We have some super abilities when it comes to adding intelligence and actually linking the static DWG dimensions to existing DWG geometry – Take a peek and see how!

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A Quick Way to Purge ALL the Centerlines from a SOLIDWORKS Sketch [VIDEO]

Purge Centerlines

When you are looking for a fast way to save a SOLIDWORKS sketch to a 2D format like DXF or DWG, without all the construction geometry. This technique will help you save time in purging all the construction geometry from the sketch.

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Has your DraftSight Installation Expired?

For those of you using DraftSight for all of your DWG / DXF needs, you may have noticed a DraftSight Installation Expired message recently: If you haven’t opened the program recently or never knew how to solve this expiration message, the reason is that DraftSight…

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