Exporting Documents and Setting Options
When you export a document from the SolidWorks application, options
are available for various types of files.
To export a SolidWorks document as another file type:
Select one of the following:
The face or surface of a part in the graphics
A solid body or surface body from the Solid
Bodies or Surface
Bodies folder in the FeatureManager design tree
The components of an assembly
you do not select any entities, the entire part or assembly is exported.
Set Save as type
to a file type, then click Options.
Set options for the file type:
In the File name
box, type a name. The extension for the selected format is added automatically.
If you export an assembly that contains lightweight
parts, the Resolve Lightweight Parts
dialog box appears. You must resolve any lightweight parts before you
can export an assembly.
If you export an assembly that contains hidden or suppressed parts, a message
box appears asking if you want to resolve these parts. To export these
parts, you must resolve them.
If you select any faces, surfaces, solid bodies or surface bodies of a
part, the Export dialog box appears
verifying if you want to export only the selected objects. Click Selected face(s)
to export only the selected faces, Selected
bodies to export only the selected bodies, or All
bodies to export all solid bodies.