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STEP 242, how to save PMI

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

A supplier of mine (vendor of a different cad system) asked me if SE can export/import in STEP 242 format.

I googled a few minutes to understand what 242 stands for: it seems that the nice thing of this standard is that it allows the transmission of PMI data, other than geometries as usual.


I did a little test:

created a par with PMIs

exported to STEP 242

imported the STEP file in SE.


Unluckily, no PMI data are shown in the imported step file. Do I miss something? I have a ST9 Foundation license.

PMI are imported as expected if I do the same test but using JT format instead of STEP 242.


Design of automation

Re: STEP 242, how to save PMI

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom


unfortunately SE does not currently support PMI in step-files.

You should add yourself to ER#1557764, via your support.


Good luck,



Siemens EMEA GTAC Support