Hello, Brand new user of Solid Edge and Im looking for a way to save or export selected Parts or objects to a new .DXF file. The exported file will be loaded into a CAM program for further processing.
Is there a command or a macro that would let me do this?
Thanks in advance.
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Welcome to the group!
If you are looking to export a number of draft files to dxf or dwg format, the batch export program is your best bet. Look in the "custom" folder under the Solid Edge main folder. The Batch program will be listed there. It's a big time saver.
Do you want to keep the background sheet and just export a selected "view" which in your case is a specific sprocket?
If you only care about the part geometry and don't need the drawing background, simply right click on the view you wish to export and select "Draw in View". From there you can select the Application Button in the upper left corner, then save as and select .dxf as the file type.
This will give you a DXf of the full scale geometry minus dimensions, centerlines, notes, and title block.
I've used this before in other software, and it is very handy....especially when you have a large amount of 2D elements on the 2D Model sheet.
As a work around, I just copy/paste the elements requied to a new "blank" draft sheet, then translate that to a DXF, then just close & don't save that draft.
This would make a great "Enhancement Request" for SE though!
[Something like....."Save Select Set As"....the choose the file format as normal]
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Solid Edge ST10 [MP0] Classic [x2 seats]
Check out Bob and Sean's techniques and see if they will work. The draw in view one may be the most direct.