DWG Export for SolidWorks is an AutoCAD DWG file export add-in for SolidWorksÃ??Ã?Â®. This add-in gives SolidWorks the ability to export 3D solid data from a SolidWorks part and assembly document to 3d solids or meshes in an AutoCAD DWG file.
DWG Export for SolidWorks reads the solid models from the current SolidWorks 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 SolidWorks is very easy to use. It adds new commands to SolidWorks. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into SolidWorks and adds a new su
The 'DWGExport' submenu consists of the following commands:
# Export - Export meshes to a DWG file
# Help - Display the DWG Export for SolidWorks help file
# Register - Register your copy of DWG Export for SolidWorks
# About - Display the DWG Export for SolidWorks About box
DWG Export for SolidWorks comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time.
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 f