4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2016 12:32 PM by John Stoltzfus

    importing .stp file.

    Jason Theriault

      I export my latest board file from OrCad. Save it as a step-214. When imported into solidworks it adds parts that aren't found in this assembly. If i open the same stp file with a free 3D viewer these extra assemblies are not present.


      This just started happening within the last week... I've tried importing older files that I successfully imported before. Solidworks is adding the same missing components to those imports.


      - Import stp file into soldworks

      - This error appears on the screen:

      - IND254P864X762-8N and all these other missing components are not present in the design I am trying to import.

      - Suppress all missing components

      - Highlight and delete all the missing components

      -Save the assembly

      -Solidworks thinks it's a template....???

      -I can save the design as a part with no errors

      -When I try to save it as an assembly. I get an error for each and every component saying its referenced by other open documents...