The Export DXF or DWG with Options Generation Task will create a DXF or DWG file from a SOLIDWORKS part.
This can either be from a sheet metal flat pattern or via annotation views.
|(Name)||The unique name for this task.|
|File Extension||The extension to save the final file (DXF or DWG)|
|File Folder||Path to the folder to save the file (leave blank to use the same folder as the part)|
|File Name||The name the file will be saved as (will have the view name appended if using Annotation Views and not saving to a single file)|
|Overwrite||TRUE to overwrite the file if it exists, FALSE to leave the original (only applies when exporting to a single file)|
|Export to Single File||TRUE to Export to a single file or FALSE to export the views to separate files.|
|Export Type||The type of export to perform. Either SheetMetal for the flat pattern or AnnotationViews for part views.|
|Options - Annotation Views|
|View Names||A pipbar delimited list of the views names to export. Leave empty to export the current, * to export all.
NOTE: If custom views exist with the same name as standard views, standard views will require a * prefix (for example *Top).
|Options - Sheet Metal|
|Export Bend Lines||TRUE to export Sheet Metal with bend lines, FALSE to not export them|
|Export Bounding Box||TRUE to export Sheet Metal with bounding box, FALSE to not export it|
|Export Flat Pattern Geometry||TRUE to use Flat Pattern, False to not|
|Export Forming Tools||TRUE to export Sheet Metal with Forming Tools, FALSE to not export them|
|Export Hidden Edges||TRUE to export Sheet Metal with Hidden Edges, FALSE to not export them|
|Export Library Feature||TRUE to export Sheet Metal with Library features, FALSE to not export them|
|Export Sketches||TRUE to export Sheet Metal with Sketches, FALSE to not export them|
|Merge Coplanar Faces||TRUE to Merge Coplanar faces, FALSE to not merge them|
Some options will require Flat Pattern to be set to TRUE.
The behavior will mimic SOLIDWORKS, if unsure step through the process manually.
When this task is added the properties are static by default.
See How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property to enable rules to be built on these properties.
|Property Name||Example Rule||Example Result||Meaning|
|File Extension||dwg||DWG||Will export the final file(s) as .DWG|
|File Folder||Will save the export in the generated part folder.|
|File Name||Will export the file with the same name as the part it was exported from.|
|Overwrite||FALSE||FALSE||Will not overwrite an existing file.|
|Export To Single File||FALSE||FALSE||Will export the views to separate files with view names appended|
|Export Type||SheetMetal||SheetMetal||Will export the part as a sheet metal view.|
|View Names||"*Top|Short|Box Cut|Front"||*Top|Short|Box Cut|Front||Will export the standard Top view. And the custom views Short, Box Cut and Front.|
|Export Bend Lines||FALSE||FALSE||Will not export bend lines.|
|Export Bounding Box||FALSE||FALSE||Will not export the bounding box.|
|Export Flat Pattern Geometry||FALSE||FALSE||Will not export flat pattern geometry.|
|Export Forming Tools||TRUE||TRUE||Will export the sheet metal with any forming tool geometry.|
|Export Hidden Edges||FALSE||FALSE||Will ignore any edges that cannot be seen in the flat pattern orientation.|
|Export Library Features||FALSE||FALSE||Will not export library features.|
|Export Sketches||FALSE||FALSE||Will not export sketches.|
|Merge Coplanar Faces||FALSE||FALSE||Will not export coplanar faces.|
This Task can be added to SOLIDWORKS Parts in the following Generation Sequence(s):