Learn how to export DWG files from geometry created or imported into SOLIDWORKS.
[Narrator] Once you've created your design in SolidWorks…you're going to want to export your geometry…so that it can be created.…There are many operations out there that can be utilized…when trying to create parts.…For this specific example I'm going to focus on CNC operations.…Now looking at my part it's really…just a top and bottom CNC operation.…They can do all the cuts on this face…and then flip it over, do all the cuts on this face,…or vice versa depending on the tool holding.…So I'm going to export 2D geometry to give our vendors…all the information they need to cut this face.…
For creating 2D geometry we're going to…want to export a DXF or DWG.…For this specific example, it doesn't matter which I choose.…I'm going to go up to my Save As dropdown…then go to Save as type…and select DWG.…Really quick I want to take a look at our options.…Most of these options are going to stay as the default.…The two to pay attention to though are the Version…and Spline export options.…
For the Version, I always choose R2000-2002.…
- Opening files from different versions of SOLIDWORKS
- Importing models from online sources
- Importing 3D files
- Importing 2D files
- Exporting 2D and 3D files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Imported Geometry
Imported geometry sources1m 56s
2. Working with 3D Geometry
3. Working with 2D Geometry
4. Exporting from SOLIDWORKS
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