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Is there an easy way to check that your step exported correctly?

Question asked by Carrie Ives on Apr 18, 2018
Latest reply on Mar 25, 2019 by Carrie Ives

We create step files to send to suppliers. Recently, one of our step files exported without the drafts included. We discovered this while reviewing the tool design. On this particular part, we do not get an accurate step file. It is able to export a good parasolid file. (We checked by opening the step file and looking at it compared to the original model. There were obvious surface differences. It is a solid part with one body.)


We are using SolidWorks 2016. We have verification on rebuild turned on.


Have you ever seen something like this?

Do you check your step files after you create them to make sure they are accurate? If so, how do you do this?


We currently save our step files with a macro.