If you want to maintain the vector quality, you should save your CAD 
files to EPS. If this can't be done directly from Solidworks, you should 
be able to get a printer driver that will generate the EPS file. 

...scott

Scott Prentice
Leximation, Inc.
www.leximation.com
+1.415.485.1892



Gillian Flato wrote:
> Bill,
>
>
> The hardware tech writers at my company use Solidworks creations in
> their Frame docs. They told me that they don't use the DXF file because
> they are so large. Our engineers create them for 11 x 17 paper. They
> always convert the DXF file to a high-res JPEG and then import to Frame
> and scale it down. So yes, they lose the vector. 
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Gillian Flato
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: framers-bounces+gflato=nanometrics.com at lists.frameusers.com
> [mailto:framers-bounces+gflato=nanometrics.com at lists.frameusers.com] On
> Behalf Of b_downing at verizon.net
> Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 10:15 AM
> To: framers at lists.frameusers.com
> Subject: Importing images from a CAD system
>
> I have a project where I may need to import wireframe images (basically,
> perspective line drawings) from a Solidworks CAD system into a Frame 7.0
> document. Assuming that vector format will produce the best resolution,
> has anyone had any problems importing DXF images directly into Frame? Or
> is it better to convert to another format first? 
>
> Thanks,
>
> -Bill Downing
> b_downing at verizon.net
>
>   


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