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Determining the Expected Projected Area of a SOLIDWORKS Model

Joseph Perry

This article describes the procedure to find the EPA of a SOLIDWORKS model onto a normal plane

The projected area of a model onto a normal plane can be found using the following procedure:

1. Open the SOLIDWORKS model and rotate/align the model into the view from which you would like to calculate the projected area.

2. Go to File > Save As and change the “Save as type” to DXF.

3. In the DXF/DWG Output command manager use the *Current option to export the file.

4. Open the DXF as a 2D sketch in a new part.

5. Extrude the part based on the DXF 2D sketch and then use the measure tool to find the area of the part.

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