I have several STEP files that import blank into ST9 (MP3)

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I am currently running ST6 & ST9, but during my testing I found that I am unable to succesffully import some STEP files.  I placed my templates into the C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST9\Template\ANSI Inch folder and I least that got me a little further.  The tree structure looks good, but all of the file are 139kib (& blank).  I try showing all surfaces and that does not change anything.  What I'm I doing wrong?

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Re: I have several STEP files that import blank into ST9 (MP3)

Legend
Legend

Hi,

 

The method of importing steps has changed from ST7 to ST9..

 

Im ST7 you could choose between the "old"  and new beta method from what I remember in ST8 the new method was standard (as in ST9 now).

 

Take a look at

 

C:\Program Files\Solid Edge ST9\Preferences\Translators\STEP.INI

 

Open it and change

 

Import Multiple Bodies As Single Part file=On

 

to

 

Import Multiple Bodies As Single Part file=Off 

 

Reboot and give it a try..

 

Hope this solves it for you.

 

Kind Regards,

 

 

Jan Bos

Emmen, The Netherlands

Solid Edge user since V3.5 and beta testing ST10

 

Re: I have several STEP files that import blank into ST9 (MP3)

Honored Contributor
Honored Contributor

Surface bodies are no longer on by default. Could be the issue.