Maybe I’m just overtired already or this is just the boomer in me or whatever, but has anyone found a link or source for a file for the field that will open in a version of SolidWorks that is not 2020 edition?
Somehow it is day 6 and I have still not been successful in opening a model of the entire field.
Error message I get when I try to open this STEP file, and a pic of the import settings for STEP files.
Try exporting this and downloading: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/de32ed0509955166ad460f78/w/efa361711f349134c472ed6e/e/b2925ecc8e2a28b5cbc92558
I’m on 2018 and I was able to open the one I sent you.
Have you been able to open other STEP files?
Would a STEP (will download upon clicking) file work? IIRC SW already said a pre-2020 vers isint coming out, but i cant find it offhand.
The grabcad link I shared was for a STEP model of the field and he seems to be having issues importing it.
Fixed it. This link is what solved the issue for me in case anyone else is having issues opening the STEP file. I have never had to do this when opening a STEP file before. My 3D Interconnect was already disabled.
EDIT: I am currently using SW 2018.
this STEP file is from Autodesk, which i think* is different
*no basis for this, i just know its on a different site.
Odd since I’m on SW18 and I was able to open that STEP tile fine.
FYI, if you are ever having issues exporting and importing a STEP file into SolidWorks, use the Parasolid .x_t file format instead. The native .SLDPRT file format is based upon the Parasolid file format, so SolidWorks can usually open .x_t files with a lot fewer errors than STEP files.
Definitely agree with this. I’ve kind of ignored the 3D Interconnect stuff since it was added in 2017, and when I had an issue before in the past disabling that feature fixed the issue. I sent really read up on it until now. Apparently SW is supposed to be able open models from other software like Inventor without having to go to a neutral file type. Has anyone used this that could provide me any tips. Being able to open Inventor files straight up is something I would definitely use in the immediate future.
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