DXF Export for SolidWorks is an AutoCAD DXF file export add-in for SolidWorks®. 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 DXF file.
DXF Export for SolidWorks reads the solid models from the current SolidWorks part or assembly and writes them as 3D solids in an AutoCAD DXF file. It can also tessellate the solid bodies into individual triangular meshes. These meshes are then exported to a DXF file as 3D Polyface Mesh, 3D Face, Line or Point objects.
DXF 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 submenu called "DXFExport" to the SolidWorks menu containing these newly added commands.
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DXF Export for SolidWorks is designed to work with the following versions of SolidWorks:
- SolidWorks 2010 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2009 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2008 (32 & 64 Bit)
- SolidWorks 2007
- SolidWorks 2006
- SolidWorks 2005
- SolidWorks 2004
- SolidWorks 2003
- SolidWorks 2001 Plus
- SolidWorks 2001
- SolidWorks 2000
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for SolidWorks add-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
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- SolidWorks (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2001, 2001 Plus, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit only): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends.Back to Top
Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
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- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
Installation & Usage
Since DXF Export for SolidWorks is an add-in for SolidWorks, it must be loaded into the SolidWorks environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the DXF Export for SolidWorks ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. After you have loaded the add-in file into SolidWorks, Simply click on the menu items in the "DXFExport" sub menu to run these new commands.
The 'DXFExport' submenu consists of the following commands:
- Export - Export meshes to a DXF file
- Help - Display the DXF Export for SolidWorks help file
- Register - Register your copy of DXF Export for SolidWorks
- About - Display the DXF Export for SolidWorks About box
The DXFExport submenu
DXF Export for SolidWorks comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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The DXF File Format
The AutoCAD DXF (Drawing Interchange Format, or Drawing Exchange Format) is a CAD data file format, developed by Autodesk as their solution for enabling data interoperability between AutoCAD and other programs. DXF was originally introduced in December 1982 as part of AutoCAD 1.0, and was intended to provide an exact representation of the data in the AutoCAD native file format, DWG (Drawing), for which Autodesk didn't (and doesn't) publish specifications.
DXF is probably one of the most widely supported vector formats in the world today. DXF is rich in features, including: support for 3D objects, curves, text, associative dimensioning, etc. Although DXF was developed to represent the data used in a CAD program, it is used by many programs as a "least common denominator" format for the exchange of many different types of data, most commonly vector-oriented information but also text and 3D polygons. Back to Top
Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.