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How to import a big number of step (stp) files and save as part (par)

Creator
Creator

What is the best approach?  I have several thousand files that I need to import (using a specific template for the part file), specify a material for each and save as part file.  

 

Thanks in advance

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Re: How to import a big number of step (stp) files and save as part (par)

Phenom
Phenom

First of all make sure you have set all your conversion options as you want them.

If you normally work in Ordered, I would suggest going to Solid Edge Options > Helpers and change the

"Start Part and Sheet Metal documents using this environment" setting to Synchronous.

Its probably worth while checking this setting anyway as ordered conversions are not as easy to manipulate.

All the conversions will then be directly into synchronous format.

Then run - C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST10\Custom\Batch\Bin\Batch.exe

 

This enables you to convert a set of step files into solid edge - Folder only, Folder & all Sub-folders or Selected only.

It will (should?) use your default templates and settings.

 

 

Try a few first and check you are getting what you want.

HP Z420 16GB RAM
Quadro K4000
SE2019 MP5 on Windows 10 Pro 64.

Re: How to import a big number of step (stp) files and save as part (par)

Creator
Creator

Thanks for the hint about the batch program.  

 

One problem:  The material table comes up to select a material.  How can I prevent this? I defined the correct material in the template file.

Re: How to import a big number of step (stp) files and save as part (par)

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Walter8623 wrote:

Thanks for the hint about the batch program.  

 

One problem:  The material table comes up to select a material.  How can I prevent this? I defined the correct material in the template file.


? I just did a little experiment on a couple of files and I was not prompted to provide additional info. It used the template material.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: How to import a big number of step (stp) files and save as part (par)

Phenom
Phenom

As far as I know, the template files used are the ones defined in Solid Edge Options > Helpers > Set Default Templates.

If you have materials set in those templates I would 'assume' that is what you get on conversion.

We don't have a material defined in any of our templates, so our conversions don't have any material.

HP Z420 16GB RAM
Quadro K4000
SE2019 MP5 on Windows 10 Pro 64.

Re: How to import a big number of step (stp) files and save as part (par)

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@beachcomber, perhaps he needs to check his settings in helpers.

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200