AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

AutoCAD Electrical General Discussion

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RMichaud
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Registered: ‎11-24-2009
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Convert .stp to .dwg help.

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05-18-2010 12:25 PM
Does AutoCAD Electrical (2011 or any) have a way to convert Solidworks .stp files to .dwg?
If not, is there a free file converter that can do this conversion?
No luck with DWG TrueView or Design Review or Inventor View 2011 or FBX Converter.
Lots of Manufacturers of Industrial Electrical components are using SolidWorks and posting drawings of there products for engineers to download in .stp file format. It would be a smart idea for AutoDesk to add this conversion feature to ACADE. I really don't want to have to go to SolidWorks just to get the conversion.
Thanks
Ronald Michaud
Electrical Engineer
Darly Custom Technology Inc.
www.darlytech.com
Via Lite V3 thru ACADE 2011
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RMichaud
Posts: 67
Registered: ‎11-24-2009
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Re: Convert .stp to .dwg help.

05-19-2010 07:42 AM in reply to: RMichaud
Well it looks like I have found the perfect tool.
http://labs.autodesk.com/technologies/fusion/
Simple to do, open the .stp file then save as......
Ron
Ronald Michaud
Electrical Engineer
Darly Custom Technology Inc.
www.darlytech.com
Via Lite V3 thru ACADE 2011
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scott.mccoy
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Registered: ‎12-21-2006
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Re: Convert .stp to .dwg help.

09-21-2012 11:33 AM in reply to: RMichaud

Inventor Fusion 2013 worked like a champ as described above.  The only thing to note is that when I did a "save as" to .dwg, it saved it in a 2013 .dwg format (and why wouldn't it?); so I opened up the model in MEP 2013 and exported it back to 2010 for use in our legacy drawings - no issues.

 

Thanks for the hint!

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