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?
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Try using an .asm as your translate base. Using .par is telling it you just want to combine it all into one object.
@Planker81 In your STEP import options for Solid Edge (button on the Open form after selecting STP file), uncheck the option to "Boolean solids".
There's also a file which controls step translation with a parameter that you could check and change to "off".
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!
So the Boolean option in the dialog simply modifies the line in the INI that @bshand noted.