DWG Export for Solid Edge is an AutoCAD DWG file export add-in for Solid EdgeÃ?Â®. This add-in gives Solid Edge the ability to export 3D solid data from a Solid Edge part and assembly document to 3d solids or meshes in an AutoCAD DWG file.
DWG Export for Solid Edge reads the solid models from the current Solid Edge part or assembly and writes them as 3d solids in an AutoCAD DWG file. It can also tessellate the solid bodies into individual triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to a DWG file as 3D Polyface Mesh, 3D Face, Line or Point objects.
DWG Export for Solid Edge is very easy to use. It adds new commands to Solid Edge.
The 'DWG Export for Solid Edge' menu consists of the following commands:
# Export - Export meshes to a DWG file
# Help - Display the DWG Export for Solid Edge help file
# Register - Register your copy of DWG Export for Solid Edge
# About - Display the DWG Export for Solid Edge About box
The DWG File Format
DWG is a format used for storing two and three dimensional design data and metadata. It is the native format for the AutoCAD Computer Aided Design package, as well as IntelliCAD (and its variants), and PowerCAD. DWG is supported non-natively by several hundred other software applications.
DWG (denoted by the .dwg filename extension) was the native file format for the Interact CAD package, developed by Mike Riddle in the late 1970s, and subsequently licensed by Autodesk in 1982 as the basis for AutoCAD. From 1982 to 2007, Autodesk created versions of AutoCAD which wrote no less than 18 major variants of the DWG file format, none of which it publicly documented.
The DWG format, has become a de facto standard for CAD drawing interoperability. It has been estimated that there are in excess of two to four billion DWG files in existence.