solid edge st7

Experimenter
Experimenter

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???

5 REPLIES

Re: solid edge st7

Phenom
Phenom

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

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@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 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: solid edge st7

Phenom
Phenom
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.

Re: solid edge st7

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

@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 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: solid edge st7

Phenom
Phenom

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.