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KevinPinks7697
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Converting assembly to STEP file

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09-12-2012 11:18 AM

I have to send one of my assemblies to a customer who has Solidworks I believe, so I thought I would just save the assembly as a step file, but when I try to do this it crashes my system probably due to the fact that I have quite a bit of embossing on one particular panel. Any other options?

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Re: Converting assembly to STEP file

09-12-2012 11:49 AM in reply to: KevinPinks7697

Do they need the embossing (I assume text), maybe you could suppress those features.

Do they need internal detail, maybe you could use a Shrinkwrap model.

Try saving as a Parasolid binary file (that is SolidWorks native kernal).

 

Parasolid.pngMake sure anything you send them that you can read back in and the geometry is correct.

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Re: Converting assembly to STEP file

09-12-2012 03:20 PM in reply to: KevinPinks7697

Hi! The behavior does not sound right to me. Could you send me the files so I can try it on my machine? If it is larger than 20MB, I can set up a secure account for you to upload.

Thanks!

 



Johnson Shiue (johnson.shiue@autodesk.com)
Principal SQA Engineer, Inventor
Mechanical Design
Autodesk, Inc.

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Re: Converting assembly to STEP file

09-13-2012 05:34 AM in reply to: KevinPinks7697
It is 41.2MB ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Kevin Pinks | Schneider Electric| Industry Business | Telemetry & Remote SCADA Solutions, Mechanical Draftsperson Phone: +1 (613) 591-3878 ext 8264 | Fax: +1 (613) 591-1022 Email: kpinks@controlmicrosystems.com | Site: www.controlmicrosystems.com| Address: 48 Steacie Drive, Kanata, Ontario K2K 2A9 CANADA Important notice: This message and any attachment may contain privileged and/or confidential information. If you are not the addressee indicated in this message (or responsible for its delivery to such person), you may not copy or disseminate this message and any attachment to anyone. In such case, you should destroy this message and any attachment, and kindly notify us by reply email. We do not assure the security of information electronically transmitted, and your communication with us through such means shall signify your acceptance of such risks. Conclusions and other information in this message that do not relate to the official business of Control Microsystems shall be understood as neither being given nor endorsed by us.
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Re: Converting assembly to STEP file

09-13-2012 06:52 AM in reply to: KevinPinks7697

Kevin,

 

I got your email from last reply. I will set up a secure account for you. You will get a notification email soon.

Thanks!



Johnson Shiue (johnson.shiue@autodesk.com)
Principal SQA Engineer, Inventor
Mechanical Design
Autodesk, Inc.

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