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solid edge st7

i have done some designing with st7 software but i cant view it as a stl file when i open it with the cubepro software.. i dont seem to understand whats causing this problem.. pls help.. i used the ANSI Inch Part, is it right or am i suposed to use the draft, weldment or sheet metal???

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It seem you have just renamed the file from .par to .stl.

To create an STL file you need to use the "Save as conversion" and choose the "STL" format.

 

I couldn't open your files directly, so I have extracted the parasolid body with 7-zip, imported in Solid Edge and then saved as STL.

 

In attachment the result of the process.

Re: solid edge st7

@Fiorini,

Wow! Quite a trick with 7-zip. I had no idea. I was like, WTF?

Anyway, why are .par and .psm files "extractable" and other types not?

This is a way to "down version" parts, no? Like if someone posts an ST8 part and you have ST7 or earlier.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200
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‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: solid edge st7

Draft can be extraxted too, why Assembly can't it's SolidEdge development secret, or maybe they just use a different technology to zip the ASM file.

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@Fiorini

Drafts don't yield anything usable do they?

 

"...use a different technology to zip the ASM file."

 

Are you saying files are zipped internally with SE?

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP5 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: solid edge st7


bshand wrote:

@Fiorini

Drafts don't yield anything usable do they?

 

"...use a different technology to zip the ASM file."

 

Are you saying files are zipped internally with SE?


I'm pretty sure Draft contains SEviewer raster data but I never looked for them.

 

It is just my guess due to the fact that there is a lot of data to store together.

 

I use 7-zip to extract parasolid data if needed for some reason (for example corrupted file).

I never tryed to reverse engineer Solid Edge files.