I do almost all of my design work in Solidworks, so in order to support my design process and to make it easier to get my designs into Easel, I created a macro to convert faces in a SOLIDWORKS part into useable svg files.
If you would like to use the macro for your own use, please download the attached zip file.
Here is a video showing how the macro works:
There are a few issues currently:
- Outlines generated by the macro are “on path”. When you import the SVG into easel, you will have to set them to “outside” manually.
- Currenlty when an svg is imported the “grayscale” of the shape determines the depth as a fraction of the current material thickness. The rgb values available are from 0 to 255. So the depth “resolution” is your material thickness / 256. If Easel gets updated to support percentages with decimals, i will update the program to achieve greater resolution.
If you have any problems with the program, please let me know and tell me how to replicate the issue.
Cheers and Happy Carving!
V1.03 - Updated 2018-03-13
Face2SVG_V1.03.zip (4.3 MB)