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STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi,

 

I've been exporting multiple solids from Rhino as one STEP file, then opening as a .par file in SE.  Solid Edge interprets all of the closed polysurfaces as one Part Copy. Is there any way to have SE preserve the different bodies and open this file with distinct multiple design bodies rather than merging them into one Part Copy?

 

Thanks

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Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Legend
Legend

Try using an .asm as your translate base. Using .par is telling it you just want to combine it all into one object.

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

It won't open as .asm. 

 

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Planker81 In your STEP import options for Solid Edge (button on the Open form after selecting STP file), uncheck the option to "Boolean solids".



Ken

Production: ST10 MP6
Testing: SE 2019

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

There's also a file which controls step translation with a parameter that you could check and change to "off".

Might help.

 

stepINI.JPG

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Of course!

Thanks

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I'm curious, you checked two solutions. Any idea which did the trick?

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Yes, Grundy's solution worked fine.

Regarding your solution of changing the STEP.ini file, I tried but couldn't save over it - access denied.  So I stopped there, I figure there must be a way to write over the file but I didn't pursue it. Thanks for your help!

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Good to know at least the boolean thing worked.

Bruce Shand
ST10 MP7 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: STEP file solids are merged into one SE Part Copy

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@bshand@Planker81 I believe it's the same thing.  The Options dialog simply modifies the appropriate line in the INI file and provides a function to save a new INI file and points SE to use it.

 

So the Boolean option in the dialog simply modifies the line in the INI that @bshand noted.



Ken

Production: ST10 MP6
Testing: SE 2019