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    Discussion in 'Creo or Pro/Engineer' started by cmellen1, Aug 25, 2009.

    1. cmellen1

      cmellen1 New Member

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      I have been trying to send a customer STEP files of parts and assemblies that were created in SolidWorks. My customer is opening the STEP files in Pro-E. They are not opening up perfectly, however. He is running log files when importing and a lot of errors are showing up. Sometimes the parts look stable on screen, but the log files are telling us they are not stable.

      Can anyone help with this issue? I am not sure if the files need to be rebuilt, or if our attempt at getting perfect STEP file conversion is futile.

      I have uploaded one of the STEP files I've delivered to my customer along with the log file to yousendit.com. You can download them by clicking on the following link:

      https://rcpt.yousendit.com/730533675/91 ... 96292bea39

      Thank you to anyone who could help!

      -Chris
       
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    3. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      Hi Chris and welcome to the forum!

      Just tried importing your file to my SW with absolutely no problem at all, but I guess that doesn't help you much. Probably a silly question, but is using IGES an option?

      Can any of you Pro-e guys out there suggest anything?
       
    4. joggies

      joggies Member

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      Hi

      have you resolved this problem as yet?

      what Solidworks are you using?

      I sometimes send parts and assemblies to customers with Pro E and usually save the files as Pro E files from Solidworks and if they struggle to open the file, i send IGES or Parasolid files witch work 90% of the time ;)
       
    5. mechdave

      mechdave New Member

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      I used to do this a lot at my old job.

      What does your client want to do with the files?
      Imported step/IGES/parasolids files in Pro-E will be featureless uneditable 3d shapes.
      I would be surprised to import a file and not have an error in the log.

      I used to send the files in IGES or Parasolid. Normally trying multiple different save settings and seeing what the best result is. But then I had the fortune of solidworks and Pro-E on the same computer.

      In the end I redid most of them in ProE as the results of the importation was poor.
       

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