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This topic contains four tables. The information in the table:

  • appearing immediately after the screen capture of the Export Options - File Format - DXF/DWG dialog corresponds to the settings on that dialog.

  • titled Hidden Layers Dialog Enumerators contains enumerators corresponding to options on the hidden layers warning dialog that pops up during export to DXF/DWG of drawings that have one or more hidden layers.

  • titled Miscellaneous Enumerators contains miscellaneous DXF/DWG enumerators.

  • titled Obsolete Enumerators contains enumerators that previously appeared on the Export Options - DXF/DWG dialog, but are now obsolete and no longer appear on that dialog.

 

Setting

Get/Set Methods

Return Value
or
<Value>
or
<OnFlag>

Comment

Version

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfVersion) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfVersion, swDxfFormat.e.<Value>)

See swDxfFormat_e for valid options

 

Fonts

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfOutputFonts) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfOutputFonts, swDxfFormat.e.<Value>)

  • 0 = AutoCAD STANDARD only

  • 1 = TrueType

 

Line styles

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfOutputLineStyles) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfOutputLineStyles, swDxfFormat.e.<Value>)

  • 0 = AutoCAD Standard Styles

  • 1 = SolidWorks Custom Styles

 

Custom Map SolidWorks to DXF/DWG - Enable

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfMapping)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfMapping, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to implement mapping

Custom Map SolidWorks to DXF/DWG - Don't show mapping on each save

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFDontShowMap)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFDontShowMap, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether dialog appears when saving drawing when swDxfMapping set to True

Custom Map SolidWorks to DXF/DWG - Map file

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceStringListValue(swUserPreferenceStringListValue_e.swDxfMappingFiles)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceStringListValue(swUserPreferenceStringListValue_e.swDxfMappingFiles, <Value>)

String value

Setting is persistent across SolidWorks sessions; you can also interactively get or set the custom map file setting by clicking File, Save As, .dxf or .dwg as Save as type, and Options; separate each string in the list by a line feed  (e.g., the vbLf constant in Visual Basic)

Scale output 1:1 - Enable

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfOutputNoScale) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfOutputNoScale, <Value>)

  • 0 = no scale

  • 1 = 1:1 scale

 

Scale output 1:1 - Base scale

See Comment

See Comment

Not currently available in SolidWorks API

Scale output 1:1 - Warn me if enabled

See Comment

See Comment

Not currently available in SolidWorks API

End Point Merging - Enable Merging

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfEndPointMerge)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfEndPointMerge, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to merge the end points of entities when exporting a part  to a DXF/DWG file; this option helps to avoid gaps between model edges, but it increases the export time; it is off by default

End Point Merging - <n>

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDxfMergingDistance)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDxfMergingDistance, <Value>)

Double value

Specifies the tolerance within which gaps between line endpoints are eliminated

End Point Merging - High quality DWG export

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFHighQualityExport)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFHighQualityExport, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Only for End Point Merging - Enable Merging set to True; specifies whether to export at a higher level of quality (with a possible increase in time to export)

Spline export options - Export all splines as splines

 

 

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfExportSplinesAsSplines)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfExportSplinesAsSplines, <OnFlag>)

True

Specifies to export all splines as splines

Spline export options - Export all splines as polylines

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfExportSplinesAsSplines)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfExportSplinesAsSplines, <OnFlag>)

False

Specifies to export all splines as polylines

Multiple sheet drawing - Export active sheet only

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMultiSheetOption) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMultiSheetOption, swDxfMultiSheet_e.swDxfActiveSheetOnly)

swDxfMultiSheet_e.swDxfActiveSheetOnly

See swDxfMultiSheet_e for all valid options

Multiple sheet drawing - Export all sheets to separate files

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMultiSheetOption) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMultiSheetOption, swDxfMultiSheet_e.swDxfSeparateSheets)

swDxfMultiSheet_e.swDxfSeparateSheets

See swDxfMultiSheet_e for all valid options

Multiple sheet drawing - Export all sheets to one file

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMultiSheetOption) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMultiSheetOption, swDxfMultiSheet_e.swDxfMultiSheet)

swDxfMultiSheet_e.swDxfMultiSheet

See swDxfMultiSheet_e for all valid options

Multiple sheet drawing - Export all drawing sheets to paper space

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfExportAllSheetsToPaperSpace)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfExportAllSheetsToPaperSpace, <OnFlag>)

 

Boolean

Specifies to export all sheets to paper space

 

 

Hidden Layers Enumerators

Setting

Get/Set Methods

Return Value
or
<OnFlag>

Comment

 

Do you want to export entities on all layers? <Yes/No>

 

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFExportHiddenLayersOn)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFExportHiddenLayersOn, <OnFlag>)

 

Boolean value

 

Specifies whether to export layers that are hidden in the drawing

 

Do not ask again

 

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFExportHiddenLayersWarnIsOn)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDXFExportHiddenLayersWarnIsOn, <OnFlag>)

 

 

Boolean value

 

Specifies whether to dismiss the hidden layers warning dialog on export; restore the dismissed dialog in System Options > Advanced

 

Miscellaneous Enumerators

Enumerator

Get/Set Methods

Return Value
or
<OnFlag>

Comment

swDxfUseSolidworksLayers

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfUseSolidworksLayers)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swDxfUseSolidworksLayers, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to apply the mapping file settings only to those entities whose layers are not defined and to preserve existing SolidWorks drawing file layers in the exported file or to have the mapping file definitions overwrite all of the current SolidWorks drawing file layers; this enumerator is equivalent to the Keep existing SolidWorks drawing layer for entities option in the SolidWorks to DXF/DWG Mapping dialog

Obsolete Enumerators

Enumerator

Get/Set Method

Return Value
or
<Value>

Comment

swDxfMappingFileIndex

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMappingFileIndex) ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swDxfMappingFileIndex, <Value>)

Integer value

Index into list of custom map files or -1.

swDxfOutputScaleFactor

ISldWorks::GetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDxfOutputScaleFactor)

ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceDoubleValue(swUserPreferenceDoubleValue_e.swDxfOutputScaleFactor, <Value>)

Double value

Specifies value to scale DXF output

 



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