does anyone know if you can import step files into ACAD2012 and keep the colors from my native SolidWorks model? It imports into ACAD with all of the components in monochrome. After that import, it also won't change the colors when I try to do it manually in properties/color by layer, etc.
Was is saved in SWx using STEP AP 214 ? My colors transfer from SWx to AutoCAD through STEp as long as I don't use textures or transparent colors. Must set Options to AP214 though.
Attach sample file here.
... After that import, it also won't change the colors when I try to do it manually in properties/color by layer, etc.
After import is it Blocks or is the geometry Solids? Run List.
Attach your original *.stp file here.
Here's the step file (AP214) - created in SW2011. The only options checked off are solid/surface geometry and split periodic faces.
The header indicates it was created in SWx 2010 - but as you have found - for some reason the color information is not coming into AutoCAD. It does read back into Inventor and into SolidWorks.
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