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Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

(OP)
What could I be doing wrong.
I have three views in a solidworks drawing file (.SLDDRW).

Tried to save-as dwg. Solidworks converts the drawing to autocad, but the views are missing in the autocad converted file. The titleblock, dimensions, and text come along, but no drawing geometry.

Any ideas why this is happening. I've converted slddrw to dwg and never had a problem before.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

RE: Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

The first thing you are doing wrong is converting SolidWorks drawings to AutoCAD. winky smile
If you need to do this for a vendor, send them a PDF of the drawing.

In the save-as window, check your Options.

Chris, CSWA
SolidWorks '15
SolidWorks Legion

RE: Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

"If you need to do this for a vendor, send them a PDF of the drawing" or an eDrawing (regular if they have eDrawing or self-executing if they don't), then they will also be able to see the 3D model.

RE: Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

(OP)
Was trying to help a coworker who needed the drawing in autocad.
I've done this conversion many times without any headache. I'm surprised that Solidworks converts so well to AutoCAD. Just wondering why now the hiccup.

RE: Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

Check the layer visibility and line colours in SW & ACAD.

RE: Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

We supply dwg or dxf output from SolidWorks frequently for integrator's. I save as R2010 for dwg with no problems reported back. Both orthographic views and pictorial views show up ok in model and paperspace. Let us know if you find a specific setting that affects the output as I'd like to avoid any hassle for our customers.

Diego

RE: Converting solidworks drawing to a autocad dwg...

Make sure drawing is fully loaded, not "lightweight" or "view only" or whatever else it is that underpowered computational peasants are doing nowadays.

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