DXF

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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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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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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How to apply Layer Mapping when exporting DWG/DXF from SOLIDWORKS

DWG/DXF files are still widely used by designers and engineers. Layers are very useful in 2D drawings to distinguish different types of entities. In SOLIDWORKS drawings, there is a layer tool in the Line Format toolbar where you can manually set up different layers, but the process is rather time…

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