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18th Jul 2008, 06:04 am
Is there any way to import a solidworks file to DFX format? or em I gonna have to draw the piece in AutoCad?
The piece is a Flange that needs to be cut in a waterjet machine that reads DFX files only.
18th Jul 2008, 10:52 am
Doesn't Solidworks have a "save as" option for .DWG amd .DXF?
18th Jul 2008, 06:27 pm
If they are going to use a water jet cutter you will need to provide a flat pattern of the piece. You have to make a drawing and then save the drawing as dxf at 1:1.
19th Jul 2008, 10:39 pm
For the flat pattern I suggest you model using the sheet metal feature in Solidworks.
23rd Jul 2008, 05:06 am
Cool , thankyou guys , I did try to save it as DXf but wouldnt let me and I never tried modeling on sheetmetal , thats is good to know, anyway I got frustrated and I bought autocad 2006 and draw the damn piece hehehe...
23rd Jul 2008, 04:12 pm
Yeah modeling sheetmetal is definitely not for newbies. Glad to hear you solved it though.
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