How Do I Export in SolidWorks?

Are you looking to export your designs from SolidWorks? You’ve come to the right place!

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the process of exporting your SolidWorks files in different formats. Let’s get started.

Exporting Parts and Assemblies

If you want to export a single part or assembly from SolidWorks, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the part or assembly you want to export in SolidWorks.
  • Step 2: Go to the File menu and select Save As.
  • Step 3: In the Save As dialog box, choose the desired file format from the drop-down menu. SolidWorks supports various formats such as IGES, STEP, STL, and more.
  • Step 4: Specify the file name and location where you want to save the exported file. Click on Save.

You have successfully exported a single part or assembly from SolidWorks!

Exporting Drawings

If you need to export a drawing file created in SolidWorks, follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1: Open the drawing file in SolidWorks.
  • Step 3:In the Save As dialog box, choose a suitable file format for your needs. Common formats for drawings include PDF, DXF, and DWG.
  • Step 4: Specify the file name and location for the exported drawing file.

Congratulations! You have successfully exported a drawing file from SolidWorks.

Tips for Exporting

Here are some additional tips to keep in mind while exporting files from SolidWorks:

1. Check File Compatibility

Make sure the file format you choose is compatible with the software you plan to use the exported file in. Different software applications have different compatibility requirements.

2. Preserving Geometry and Dimensions

If you want to preserve the geometry and dimensions of your models, consider exporting in formats like STEP or IGES. These formats maintain the integrity of your designs across different platforms.

3. Simplify Complex Assemblies

If you have a complex assembly with many components, simplify it before exporting. This can help reduce file size and make it easier to work with in other software applications.

With these steps and tips, you should now be able to export your SolidWorks files with ease. Happy exporting!