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Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to DXF/DWG files

Tips and Tricks Marketing 22 July 2015

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to DXF/DWG files

You can create DXF/DWG files of sheet metal flat patterns from part documents without flattening the model or creating a drawing. Let’s look at several ways to achieve this.

Option 1
File > Save As > DXF or DWG.

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to dxf/dwg files

Once you click save, DXF/DWG Output property manager will be open.

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to dxf/dwg files

SolidWorks identifies all flat-patterns and listed under “Bodies to Export”. You can select the entities to export such as, Bend lines, Bounding box, etc. Finally, you can choose whether you want them in single file or separate files. Once you click OK, SolidWorks process the data and show you the preview.

You can see previews of all flat patterns by clicking on next icon. If you like, you can remove the entities from the flat pattern before saving.

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to dxf/dwg files

SolidWorks automatically save each flat pattern as it appear in SolidWorks part file.

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to dxf/dwg files

Option 2
RMB on Flat-Pattern in the feature manager tree -> Export to DXF/DWG

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to dxf/dwg files

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to dxf/dwg files

Once you click save, DXF/DWG Output property manager will be open. Under “Bodies to Export” only Flat-Pattern is selected. If you click “OK” this wouldn’t export anything. At this stage you need to clear the selections in “Bodies to Export” and select the Flat-Patterns from feature manager tree to Export. The rest of the process will be similar to option 1.

Exporting multi body sheet-metal part to dxf/dwg files

 

 

 

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