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Imported STEP Assemblies Saved As Solidworks Assemblies

Question asked by Matt Finley on May 15, 2017
Latest reply on May 15, 2017 by Matt Finley

We often get large assemblies from our customers, usually in STEP format. When I import into SW I get a bunch of "Imported" bodies for the individual parts but when I try to save it as a SW assembly it doesn't work.

 

My workaround so far (and yes, it's ok to laugh at me, I'm laughing too. Kind of.) is to toss what I don't really need, save the file as a separate name and delete everything else that is NOT the part I want to keep. Then I save that as a new file and go back to the assembly and do it over again for the next part. If I really need the assy in tact after that point I will have to rebuild it.

 

 

TYIA.

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