To convert SolidWorks engineering drawings to CAD format drawings, follow these steps:
1. Save the SolidWorks drawing file in a file format that is compatible with CAD software. Common formats include DXF, DWG, and IGES.
2. Open the CAD software and import the saved drawing file.
3. Check the imported drawing for accuracy and completeness. Check that all dimensions, annotations, and geometric features have been correctly imported and are in the correct position.
4. Convert any SolidWorks-specific features or annotations to more generic CAD features. For example, replace SolidWorks text annotations with basic CAD text objects.
5. Adjust the drawing scale and units to match your requirements. For example, if the SolidWorks drawing was made in inches, but you require millimeters, adjust the units accordingly.
6. Save the CAD drawing file in a format that is compatible with your CAD software and the requirements of your project.
7. Review and check the converted CAD drawing file for accuracy and completeness. Check that all dimensions, annotations, and geometric features have been correctly converted.
8. Share the converted CAD drawing file with other team members as required.
It is important to note that the conversion process may require some manual adjustments and modifications, depending on the complexity and precision of the original SolidWorks drawing.