Join Gabriel Corbett for an in-depth discussion in this video Saving to DXF or DWG, part of SOLIDWORKS 2013-2017: Sheet Metal Design.
When sending out parts for laser cutting, water jet cutting, flame cutting, plasma…cutting, or routing cutting. We need to create a DXF or DWG file.…There are many options to choose from. So let's go over them.…From the drawing view, you can see that I've got this part we looked at in the…previous move. And our sheet 2 has a one to one flat…pattern ready to save out as a DXF or DWG. To save this out, it's pretty easy.…Just go up here to File > Save As. And choose from the drop down, DXF or DWG.…If you click on DWG, and click on the options tools.…
I can see that I've got quite a few different options I can choose from here.…I can choose the version I'm saving a file out to all the way back to r12 Autocad to r2210.…When you're happy with your options you have, go ahead and click on OK and click…on Save. Now you've got a DWG or JIG file on the…file system. Let's jump over and take a look at em.…
So here's the file I just saved. It's 90 KB.…And I also have some examples of some other files that are exactly the same…
- Understanding sheet metal fundamentals
- Creating base features
- Creating flanges and tabs
- Making hems and corner features
- Unfolding and folding parts
- Adding cuts across bends
- Adding welded corners
- Using the Forming tools
- Importing geometry
- Using the Convert to Sheet Metal command
- Making sheet metal drawings
- Exporting DWG and DXF files for laser cutting
- Building an assembly
- Creating parts in an assembly
- Creating flat patterns
- Using in-context design techniques
- Exporting parts
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Interface and Sheet Metal Basics
2. Sheet Metal Flanges
3. Sheet Metal Cuts and Corners
4. Converting to Sheet Metal
5. Multibody Parts
6. Forming Tools
7. Sheet Metal Assemblies
8. Sheet Metal Drawings
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