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Can Solidworks include the material name as metadata when exporting to AP214 STEP?

Question asked by Chris Were on Aug 3, 2016
Latest reply on Aug 4, 2016 by Viktor Bovzdarenko

I have seen in the forum that material properties aren't written; I understand this.  However@ I thought the material name would be included in the metadata; its fundamental manufacturing information.  I am only interested in exporting a single SLDPRT files as STEP while maintaining some reference to the material.. (I see colour info in there).  I looked for export options for a switch to turn it on but could not see one.

 

Related...  I assume also solidworks cosmetic threads are not exported to STEP in any form also?  This would also be a nice-to-have...

 

(atttached a trival 2016 part with two holes, one of which is tapped M20, material set to "AISI 1020", and the STEP AP203/AP214 conversions.  I understand that AP203 is less likely to contain the data than AP214, the latter being an extension of the former)

 

Thanks,

Chris

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