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Increasing Resolution of Exported Image Files in SOLIDWORKS

Thuong Tran

SOLIDWORKS does not only import image files, but also exports images of your SOLIDWORKS graphics area in the formats of JPG, PNG, TIF, and PSD using File > Save As. However, you may notice that the export only displays a certain resolution, which may be lower than desired, especially for prints.

The export options for image files can be controlled at Tools > Options > Export > TIF/PSD/JPG/PNG. By default, SOLIDWORKS sets the option "Screen Capture" which exports the image with the resolution your monitor supports. 

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If you wish to increase the resolution, switch the setting to ‘Print Capture’, increase the DPI, and select OK. This should allow you to output the image file with a higher resolution. In the same settings, you can also change the image size at ‘Paper Size’.

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