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structured step

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01-24-2014 01:45 AM

Did anybody heared something about a structured step format?

I´ve got an assembly in a structured way with step extension.

For better explanation its like a iam file with subassemblies and part files but with the step extension.

But i can only import the "part steps" successful. The assembly can´t be imported and i´ve never heared about something like this before.

The data is confidential but its from a truck manufacturer company.

Anybody an idea



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Re: structured step

01-24-2014 08:27 AM in reply to: michael.marx

You can access some import options before you open the STEP file:


STEP Import Options.png


To import it as an assembly, uncheck the option called "Import Assembly as Single Part".  This only works if the STEP file was saved with assembly information...


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Re: structured step

01-26-2014 10:41 PM in reply to: cwhetten

Hi Cameron,


i know all the options but that´s not what i meant.

the step is also structered in seperate step files like iam and ipt files.

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