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Preserving SolidWorks Drawing Layers on DXF/DWG Export

You can preserve SolidWorks layers when exporting drawings to DXF or DWG files.

  1. From a drawing file, click File > Save As.

  2. In the Save As dialog box, set Save as type to DXF or DWG, and then click Options.

  3. In the Export Options dialog box, under Custom Map SolidWorks to DXF/DWG:
    • Select Enable.
    • Clear Don't show mapping on each save.
    • Click OK to close the Export Options dialog box.

  4. Type a name for the drawing file in File name and click Save.

  5. In the SolidWorks to DXF/DWG Mapping dialog box, select Only map entities that are not in SolidWorks layers, set other options, and click OK.

    If you do not select Only map entities that are not in SolidWorks layers, the mapping file definitions overwrite all the current SolidWorks drawing file layers.



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