import step question

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Hi,

 

This is how we normally import a step file into an Assembly:

 

  1. Browse to directory containing the STEP file
  2. Select "Browse all filetypes"
  3. Open the STEP file
  4. "Save As.." Type new filename
  5. Go back to Assembly and import the new par file.

 

Is there a smarter way to handle it?

9 REPLIES

Re: import step question

Phenom
Phenom

Are you looking for inserting the STP directly into an assembly ?

SE does not seem to support this as of ST8 when I checked.

 

Re: import step question

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Yes, I would like to insert a STEP file directly into the assembly Smiley Happy

Re: import step question

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@Kennethyou said "save as new file". What type of new file? I had assumed .par or .asm.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: import step question

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

That is correct, I save it as .par file, else i'm not able to import it into the asembly it seems - maybe i'm wrong.

Re: import step question

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

Just clarifying some confusion. What you are doing seems fine. You might run "optimize" on the bodies and then save too.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: import step question

Phenom
Phenom

That's right.

Optimize is the command that might be holding up this feature getting into SE.

Developers and planners want you to get the surfaces and edges rectified post import and before you place the part into its assembly.

There have been complaints of such un-optimized parts not mating correctly due to faulty geometry conditions, although optimize can be built-in seamlessly into the import process at the cost of large import times.

 

Re: import step question

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@Tushar  I don't know that he was having any problem so much as just asking if he was doing it correctly.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: import step question

Phenom
Phenom

@bshand Kenneth confirmed yesterday:

 

"Yes, I would like to insert a STEP file directly into the assembly Smiley Happy"

 

So I was pondering why SE wouldn't allow that.

Re: import step question

Siemens Experimenter Siemens Experimenter
Siemens Experimenter

Hello,

 

What is the level of productivity gained from such an enhancement? Can you please elaborate in detail?