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Trouble with stp file

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02-06-2014 06:21 AM

I'm having trouble opening this step file in Inventor 2013. I get the below error message which is what you usually see when you try to open an Inventor file that was saved in a newer version, but why would I see it with a step file? If I try more than once Inventor crashes. I tried opening it in 2014 and it opens fine; I then tried saving it back to a new step file from 2014 and still encountered the same error in 2013. Has anybody else encountered this problem before or open the file in 2013?

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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 06:24 AM in reply to: mrattray

sometimes i get that error too, this code fixes it for me weird. 

 

My_extension_1 = InputBox("Enter Extension", "Type in the Extension you Want", "Fill in Extension ex: .stl .jpg .pdf")

'My_extension_2 = ".pdf"



ThisDoc.Document.SaveAs(ThisDoc.ChangeExtension(My_extension_1), True)

'UPDATE: Using the line Of iLogic code above will save the files in the same folder As the 2D drawing. If you want To save it In a different folder you can predifine the location Using the following:

'choose the place to save at? Possibly ask to save?
'strFolder = "D:\files\" & ThisDoc.FileName(False) 'without extension

'ThisDoc.Document.SaveAs(strFolder & (".jpg") , True)
'ThisDoc.Document.SaveAs(strFolder & (".pdf") , True)

MessageBox.Show("All file formats saved", "File Save")

 

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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 06:35 AM in reply to: m.teleguz1
That doesn't do anything for me.
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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 06:47 AM in reply to: mrattray

does this open up for you? 

i saved this in 2014

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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 07:00 AM in reply to: m.teleguz1
No that doesn't work. I tried it myself earlier, too.
I've also found that:
1) It appears that all of the designers at my company are affected as of yesterday.
2) We can't open any neutral format files in 2013 including files that we successfully imported previously.
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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 07:21 AM in reply to: mrattray

Try this

Go and open new .ipt 

go to manage tab, import and find your file and import it. 

might need to export as iges or something else untill issue is resolved.

 

try this.JPG

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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 07:23 AM in reply to: mrattray

Rhino opened it fine. Here's the 3dm, it opens in 2014 mostly solids and 1 surface that looks like it will be simple to fix.

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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 07:43 AM in reply to: rdyson
The .3dm doesn't open for me in 2013, either (no error message, just a crash). Interestingly, I tried teleguz's suggestion not expecting anything different and I found that:
With a .stp I get a different message: "File Translator Operation is not yet Supported"
With a .sat it works. How odd is that?
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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 07:56 AM in reply to: mrattray

I worked for a company one time that had issues exporting .dxf one time. I fixed that by reregestering the files. Ill attach something here soon.

Correct me if im wrong, you guys just recently switched to 2014? I know we had issues similar to this exspecially with Vault :/ 

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Re: Trouble with stp file

02-06-2014 07:59 AM in reply to: m.teleguz1
We have not yet switched to 2014, we're still on 2013. I have a copy of 2014 installed on my machine to "play with".
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