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DXF/DWG File Export Options

You can set options when you export SolidWorks drawing documents as .dxf or .dwg files.

To select .dxf or .dwg file export options when saving a file as a .dxf or .dwg file, from the Save As dialog box, click Options before clicking Save.

General Options

Version Selects the target AutoCAD® version.
Fonts Select one of the following:

AutoCAD Standard Only

Uses the drawingfontmap.txt mapping file.


Line Styles Select one of the following:

AutoCAD Standard Styles

Maps SolidWorks line fonts to AutoCAD stock line types. For AutoCAD version R2000 and later, also maps line font weight to the closest AutoCAD line weight value.

SolidWorks Custom Styles

Uses SolidWorks software line styles.

Custom Map SolidWorks to DXF/DWG

Enable Exports mapping specified in the selected map file.
Map file Specifies the default target map file.
Don't show mapping on each save When you select a map file, suppresses the SolidWorks to DXF/DWG Mapping dialog box when you export.

Scale output 1:1 (Drawings only)

Enable Exports the drawing using a model geometry scale of 1:1 according to your selected base scale.
The paper or sheet scale is not normally used when you enable this option.
Base scale Selects the basis used for the 1:1 scale output of the geometry, based on the various drawing view scales on the sheet. If you have selected a view, the base scale options include the View scale and Count values for the view. Otherwise, the view scale with the highest count is displayed. Count indicates the number of occurrences of this scale in the drawing document.
Views are grouped by scale. If you enable 1:1 scaled output, the group with the largest number of views is exported with a 1:1 scale, and the remaining views are scaled correspondingly. If the drawing contains no views, the sheet is exported with a 1:1 scale.
Warn me if enabled Displays a warning message when you enable sheet scaling.
If you turn off these warning messages when one appears, you can turn them on again from this option.

End point merging

Enable merging Eliminates gaps between line endpoints for gaps less than the specified tolerance.
High quality DWG export Exports at a higher level of quality.
Selecting this option might increase the export time.

Spline export options

Export all splines as splines  
Export all splines as polylines Displays splines as polylines in AutoCAD.

Multi sheet drawing

Export active sheet only  
Export all sheets to separate files Writes each drawing sheet to a file of the specified filename, prepended by a number. For example, 00_filename.dwg and 01_filename.dwg.
Export all sheets to one file  
Export all drawing sheets to paper space Exports drawing sheets to paper space rather than model space.

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