I have the same trouble!!
Hi Guys... I came up with a rather inelegant workaround for this as I got sick of asking my supplier to send me different file formats (they were using an old version of inventor with seemingly very little knowledge of what they were doing!)
I found that fusion 360 would open the .stp file with no problems. I then saved the file back out to my machine from Fusion as a .stp and Solidworks opens it just fine! I did have to mate all of the components of the assembly again so it wasn't the cleanest of workarounds but it did allow us to meet our deadline!
Hope this helps,
I have same issue also. I've contact my VAR. They have not been able to figure out what's going on.
not sure if this is relevant anymore but try this from Solution S-061184
If you ever get stuck importing a STEP file (only tested it for STEP file) into SOLIDWORKS.
You might want to try the following.
You can bypass the issue by :
1) Deactivate "3D Interconnect" in SOLIDWORKS Options > system options > Import
2) Open the step file using text editor such as Notepad ++
3) Do the modification as described in the solution S-061184
- Open the STEP file in Notepad ++
- Search > Find, and search for:
- This is the problematic data; if found, replace it (Search > Replace) with:
This parameter will now be skipped during the import's parsing process, and thus the "Encountered invalid record index" warning will not display and the STEP should import as expected.
4) Retry the Import in SOLIDWORKS.
Changing PRESENTATION_STYLE_ASSIGNMENT for PRES from Rudolf's answer worked for me. I mean, the model still have warnings, but at least it completes loading.
This worked for me too. Exported from Inventor 2018 to step.
This was the ticket for me as well, thank you.
Eine mögliche Lösung wurde bereits genannt. Die Ursache des Problems ist jedoch die Zeile
Diese Zeile entsteht, wenn der Inventor Step Export z.B. in der DARSTELLUNG/ANSICHT/DEFAULT vorgenommen wird.
Um diese Zeile zu vermeiden, muss im Inventor die Baugruppe für den STEP Export aber in der
DARSTELLUNG/ANSICHT/HAUPTANSICHT exportiert werden!
Wenn der Inventor Export auf diese Weise Stattfindet, gibt es beim Import in Solid Works kein Problem.
Mit besten Grüßen, Maik