Hey I am generating a circuitboard.sldprt and creating a circuitboard.slddrw with title block, rev, notes, dims etc. Then I save as the (.slddrw) to (.dxf) and map layers to generate a (.dxf) with layers for a PC board manufacturer to import the various geometry ( PC board, circuit-1, circuit-2, circuit-3). I can map Hidden Lines and Solid Lines from each (.slddrw) view w/hidden line shown. These will show up in the (.dxf) in their own layer. The problem is that I can't get each separate feature onto its on (.dxf) layer like (PC board, circuit-1, circuit-2, circuit-3).
I found that I can create a circuitboard.sldasm consisting of each item that I want on a layer as a (.sldprt), then I can create a (.slddrw) of that assembly and SWX will let me assign each component of that assembly to its own layer. This will let me map those solidworks layers out to a (.dxf) with the same layers.
Problem is creating the circuitboard.sldasm is overkill and will require me to have to create part numbers for (PC Board, Circuit-1, Circuit-2, Circuit-3). This is not very efficient for me and I am open to suggestions for a completely different process.
Does anyone else create circuit boards with SolidWorks and then source them from a vendor who needs your (.dxf) or other format to produce them?
Let me know what the methods are for doing this?