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Save 3D model as 'displayed only'




To send 3D models to our subcontractors, we hide all parts they don't have to make and export the top level assembly to STEP with the 'Export displayed only' option active.


Some subcontrators use Solid Edge however and prefer native files, but there is no 'Save displayed only' option in Solid Edge. How do you guys handle such requests?


Re: Save 3D model as 'displayed only'


Re: Save 3D model as 'displayed only'

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi there @vongahlen,


We do this, for both clients and suppliers, from time to time, and just save an copy of the assembly, we usually append the display config name to it,...then deleting out the unwanted parts.......finally, we use "Pack and Go" [previous to ST9 we used PacEdge] for sending out the data set.


One thing to watch, is if you make use of Part Copies, or Inter-Part Copies, although will have link errors, this information will also be present in those files.......exporting via a neutral format, such as STEP, is still the best way to strip all of that out, in one easy step.

Sean Cresswell
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP4] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000