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File > Save As > Save as type > IGES > Options > IGES 5.3

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

  • appearing immediately after the screen capture of the Export Options - File Format - IGES 5.3 dialog corresponds to the settings on that dialog.

  • titled Obsolete Enumerators contains enumerators that previously appeared on the Export Options - File Format - IGES 5.3 dialog, but are now obsolete and no longer appear on that dialog.


Get/Set Methods

Return Value


Solid/Surface features - Output as - IGES solid/surface entities


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

Boolean value

Specifies whether to export data as solid or surface entities

Solid/Surface features - Output as - IGES solid/surface entities <value>


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swIGESRepresentation, swIGESRepresentation_e.<Value>)

See swIGESRepresentation_e for valid options


Specifies IGES representation type

Solid/Surface features - Output as - IGES wireframe (3D curves)


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

Boolean value

Specifies whether to convert solid body to a 3D wireframe representation in the IGES file

Solid/Surface features - Output as - IGES wireframe (3D curves) <value>


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swIGESCurveRepresentation, swIGESCurveRepresentation_e.<Value>)

See swIGESCurveRepresentation_e for valid options

Specifies the IGES curve representation

Solid/Surface features - Surface representation/System preference


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swIGESSystem, swIGESPreferredSystem_e.<Value>)

See swIGESPreferredSystem_e for valid options

Specifies the IGES system setting

Export 3D Curve features


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

Boolean value

Specifies whether to include 3D curve features in the exported file

Export sketch entities


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

Boolean value

Specifies whether to export sketch entities

Use high trim curve accuracy


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

Boolean value

Specifies whether to use high-trim curve accuracy

IGES assembly structure - Save all components of an assembly in one file


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

Boolean value

Specifies whether to save all assembly components, sub-assemblies, and sub-assembly components in one file; for assemblies only

IGES assembly structure - Flatten assembly hierarchy


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

Boolean value


Specifies whether to save assembly in flattened hierarchy (one level); for assemblies only

Output coordinate system

IModelDocExtension::GetUserPreferenceString(swUserPreferenceString_e.swFileSaveAsCoordinateSystem, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified)

IModelDocExtension::SetUserPreferenceString(swUserPreferenceString_e.swFileSaveAsCoordinateSystem, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, <Value>)

String value

Contains the name of the transform coordinate system; an empty string signifies that the  default coordinate system that does not require a transform; coordinate settings are not saved with the document; they must be selected at export time


Obsolete Enumerators






Obsolete; see swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swIGESSystem


Obsolete; see swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swIGESSystem


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