Is it possible to retain the Display Style in .STEP? I want my .step file to open Shaded with Edges, and no matter what I try, it always reverts to Shaded Mode. I don't seem to be having this problem with assemblies.
You might be able to do what you want by editing the Default Templates that SolidWorks uses when it imports files. You could either edit the files themselves or point SolidWorks to the templates that you would rather use. Look under Tools/Options/System Options/Default Templates.
Interestingly, this is one of those off and on problems I've had across 3 companies and on installations at several different school labs on a variety of computers that I've seen go unfixed for almost a decade now. It happens more with our bigger assemblies, but why are there so many of these weird, stupid bugs deeply engrained in solidworks that have existed for all time and show no signs of change? et
Why still the many attributes that can't be used in equations, why still the many rebuild glitches, why still the flexible assembly errors, why still the dozens of awful graphics bugs, why the sheet metal properties overlapping issues, etc? How are these so persistent? Is solidworks simply ignoring all bug reports forever? Have they simply not tried to clean up the software since they first came out with it?
I mean, don't get me wrong, I like the software, I use it daily, but I feel like I spend half of my time dealing with it getting hung up on something simple, taking 5 minutes to select a part, randomly deciding it can't rotate view at more than a few degrees every few seconds in short bursts, etc. Like what's going on over there? Are you programmers being held hostage and need help or something? I want to migrate to a less buggy software pack, but Solidworks is rent-seeking the industry so how do we fix errors like this, just live with using junk software until all the big players move away and allow us to do the same? *sigh* bi-yearly annoying, forever unfixed, frustrating bug rant concluded until next year, or 2050 when solidworks has had new icons 20 more times but still hasn't fixed a single bug since 2010.
I have had the same issue for several years when editing large assemblies or importing large .stp/.igs models.
I have moved past this little quirk by setting up custom keyboard shortcut keys for shaded with edges.
This actually persuaded me to setup additional shortcuts for wire frame, hidden lines removed, and hidden lines visible as I was getting tired of all the extra mouse movement and clicks.
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