Learn how to export all the various file types and their options in the Open dialog and system options.
- [Instructor] Once you've completed a design in SolidWorks…you're going to want to create it.…So at this point, you're going to want to send this file out…for someone to CNC machine,…CNC lathe, maybe 3D print.…This is going to require exporting the 3D geometry.…In SolidWorks, this process is as simple…as a Save As, in many cases.…But you want to make sure to check all of your geometry…before you send it out…and think about what process you're going to be using…and how that will affect things like tolerances,…the dimensions overall,…and GD and T.…
For this example,…I have a 3D part here that I'm going to have CNC machined.…Let's look at the options I have to export this…using 3D geometry.…Going up to my Save button…I click on the arrow here…and go to Save As.…You can see that automatically, it pops up…in the standard…part mode, if you will.…Where it's ready to just save it again…maybe as a different name.…What I'm going to do instead…is save it as a different file type.…The best file type to send out for CNC machining…
- 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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