DriveWorks Solo 15: File Formats [send feedback...]

Introduction

Whenever a part, assembly, or drawing is generated, DriveWorks Solo can also save the model or drawing in a variety of other formats, for example, eDrawings, DXFs, and so on.

When DriveWorks Solo generates the part, assembly, or drawing, it will automatically create any of the file formats in the same directory, and with the same name.

For example, if a new file called "C:\DriveWorksSolo\HydraulicCylinder\Results\Cylinder.sldprt" was created, and had eDrawings Part selected as a file format, then DriveWorks Solo would also create a file called "C:\DriveWorksSolo\HydraulicCylinder\Results\Cylinder.eprt".

File
Formats
The exact file formats that are available depend on whether you are working with a part, assembly, or drawing.

Choosing File Formats

To choose one or more file formats, simply check/uncheck the box next to each file format you want to generate.

Multiple Drawings for a single model

Multiple master drawings can be captured for each model. This is useful when only one sheet is required to be exported as the additional file format.

Each drawing created must have a unique file name.

Multiple Sheet Drawings

When a multiple sheet drawing is required to be saved out as a DWG or DXF file the following options can be set:

  • Export active sheet only - Use this option for creating a single sheet Dwg or Dxf with the Rename Sheet method below.
  • Export all sheets to separate files - Each exported sheet will have the prefix 00_, 01_, 02_ etc.
  • Export all sheets to one file - Creates a multiple sheet Dwg or Dxf.

To set these options:

  1. Open the master drawing in SOLIDWORKS
  2. From the File menu of SOLIDWORKS select Save As
  3. From the Save as type field select the file format the drawing is to be saved as (Dwg or Dxf)
  4. Click the Options button
  5. From the Export Options dialog in the Multiple sheet drawing section choose the required option for the export
  6. Click OK to save the options, and cancel to cancel the save as operation.
This operation must be done on any machine that will generate models and drawings for any specification.
Export Options

Options can be set for the following file formats:

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • DXF
  • DWG
  • eDrawing Drawing
  • JPEG
  • PDF
  • PSD
  • TIF

To set export options:

  1. Open the master drawing in SOLIDWORKS
  2. From the File menu of SOLIDWORKS select Save As
  3. From the Save as type field select the file format the drawing is to be saved
  4. Click the Options button
  5. From the Export Options dialog choose the required format for the export
  6. Set the required options and Click OK to save, and click cancel to cancel the save as operation.
This operation must be done on any machine that will generate models and drawings for any specification.

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