SOLIDWORKS Export

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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3 POINT CHECKLIST for Importing Neutral File Formats into SolidWorks

Anyone who has ever had the opportunity to sit through one of my classes and been unfortunate enough to have asked the question “Why don’t my imports ever work” has likely had to sit and listen to my twenty minute dissertation (OK… It’s a bit…

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SolidWorks Composer – Exporting Your Project [VIDEO]

Once you have finished your project in SolidWorks Composer (for this example, images for a user manual), you might need to send your images for approval before you export to Microsoft Publisher or Adobe InDesign. You can send your project as an .exe file. This means whoever is looking at your project does not require SolidWorks Composer or the Composer player, and you don’t have to raster out your images either, saving you time. Watch this video to learn how.

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Exporting Nodes in SolidWorks Enterprise PDM

There are frequent situations where you need to export some sections (nodes) of your vault. You may want to export a card to re-use it in another vault. Export a template for testing in a test vault or at the request of your VAR (Value Added Reseller). To export…

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3DVIA Composer – Exporting Multiple Views [VIDEO]

In the video below, I am going to export all of my views using the High Resolution Image workshop.

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Automation with Options and Variants

Options and Variants is a very powerful and yet easy to use design automation tool. In a short amount of time it helps designers configure systems to provide consistently accurate designs while saving an enormous amount of time and money. There are so many E3 users raving about this functionality. Check out the video below to see how it works, how easy it is to add these options in your design and to control your design. You can also check out the Options and Variants Blog series to get more details: How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part I How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part II How To Automate Your Electrical Schematics – Part III

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Automatic Reports and Intelligent PDFs

The people consuming your design are not just the designers or the people reviewing your design. It is used by the Manufacturing team, Assembly team, purchasing , support , sales and even the Customer/End User – in essence everyone involved in making or using the design/product. What can these capabilities help you achieve?  How is it helping others? E3 with its Intelligent PDFs and Automated comprehensive reports gives you the ability to share your design and your design intent with all these consumers of the information you create with utmost ease while maintaining top notch quality. The 1 button reports have given E3 customers the ability to provide information in different formats for different audience in a format that is tailored to the end user….

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Black Background in SOLIDWORKS Composer .SMG export

On occasion you will notice that when you export your .smg file and preview it, it will have created a SOLIDWORKS Composer black background. This is obviously not ideal. You will generally only see this happen when you are exporting and have colour region turned…

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