Export to DXF and DWG in SW2013 for sheet metal, how often do you use it? Is there any alternative to this?
I do use export in DXF and DWG is SolidWorks for sheet metal and I think it is much faster than to go in AutoCAD and edit it.But my fellow engineers who I work with, are against it they think it can make mistakes, I have to convince them to use it do you have any advise or any other program that can make it even faster converting to DXF and DWG in SolidWorks?
The only times a solidworks Modeler needs those views is when a third party who will make your parts needs it for their equipment. When I was designing RC helicopters I used it for the composite frames because that's what the shop needed for their router. I would place pieces in a pattern on a sheet to get the most pieces cut from one sheet of material and turn it all into a dwg file.
For sheet metal I suppose some shops do plasma cutting on parts and may use dwg format for their equipment.