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SolidWorks 2018 crashing during .STEP file creation

Question asked by Michael Gera on Apr 1, 2018
Latest reply on Feb 4, 2020 by Kari Lindberg

While trying to create a .STEP (AP203) file of a relatively large (~2600 components) assembly, Solidworks 2018 SP 2.0 keeps crashing.


I was able to work around it by saving the assembly as a part, then converting that to a .STEP, but even that barely took a very long time to complete.


Anything, in particular, I should check?


To be fair to the 2018 version, 2017 was doing the same thing.


Thanks for any help.