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How to export surface body names in step file?

Question asked by Ben Lewis on Jun 8, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 22, 2017 by Ben Lewis

When exporting a STEP file from SolidWorks names are included with the following geometry types:

  • solid body  (name editable via "body properties")
  • face (name editable via "face properties")
  • edge (name editable via "edge properties")

The following geometry types are not given names in the export:

  • surface bodies  (name editable via "body properties" but ignored in export)
  • vertices (no "vertex properties" to edit name)

I have an application where I need surface body names included in the STEP file. Is there a reason why surface body names are not included? Is there a way to enable this functionality?

Vertex names would also be nice.

I am using SW2016.

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