How to import a large assembly from .stp, and save it as a SolidWorks part?
Do exactly that.
Import STEP file.
Save as, scroll down to part.
Thake your pick of Geometry to save. I usually do "all components"
Do I open the .step file? (I don´t get a dialog)
Or can I import the .stp file in a SolidWork part?
What installation are you using, i.e. SWx 2018 SP2 or such?
You do not have to insert the file into a part.
File > Open works on STEP files. If somehow that does not work, dragging and dropping the file into a window of SWx without a file open works for me.
After opening, it can ask for what template to use, both for assembly and then for parts, so those should be set up beforehand also.
Then do as David Sloop describes. I also choose All components in the save as box. Things can always be chosen to be broken later, but the other options will normally break stuff you did not want it to.
I use SWx 2018 SP3
I can open the .stp file all right, but it is a large assembly (a PCB-board with a lot of components mounted on).
I like to change this assembly to a simple part, so I have just the geometry
David Sloop wrote:
Take your pick of Geometry to save. I usually do "all components"
When I do this with components that I receive from a manufacturer as an Assembly STEP, but we buy the product as a completed Part, I save an assembly as a Part for custom properties, BOM use, and other tracking purposes.
You only have to choose the file type when doing a Save_As. The drop down box is located above the save button. Personally, I prefer to click instead of scrolling through types, because if you select templates or library feature part or other, then it will re-navigate to that associated File Location instead of where I had already navigated to for saving the file where I wanted it.
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You can play around with "exterior faces", exterior components, etc... and see if either of those make the file smaller.
You can also set it to load lightweight only, and that may help with load time.
Import the step file as usuall
break the references (if you need to make any modification)
save as usuall
Hello Henrik,.. to save your imported the *.step asm as a single part (multibody),.. Saveas a *.SLDPRT
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