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


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".

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.

Export Options

Options can be set for the following file formats:

  • Parasolid
  • Parasolid Binary
  • IGES
  • STEP
  • ACIS
  • VRML
  • STL
  • eDrawing Part
  • Catia Graphics
  • ProE Part
  • JPEG
  • HCG
  • PDF
  • TIF
  • Universal 3D
  • 3D XML
  • Microsoft XAML
  • DXF
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • IFC (Industry Foundation Classes)

To set export options:

  1. Open the master model in SOLIDWORKS
  2. From the File menu of SOLIDWORKS select Save As
  3. From the Save as type field select the file format the model 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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