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step export to Pro-E

Question asked by John Kreutzberger on Mar 22, 2009
Latest reply on Mar 23, 2009 by John Kreutzberger
I have a client who uses Pro-E. I have been routinely exporting step 214 files to them for a few years. I got a call the other day asking me if I had switched to SW 2009. When I replied in the affirmative, he told me that he had been having problems with my step files since early December-the same time I made my move to 2009.

What he is telling me is that every one of my parts comes in as a sub-assembly. That doesn't make any sense to me. I don't even have any multi-body parts in most of what I do for him. I create a mold design as an assembly of solids-often with a few sub-assemblies. What he is telling me is that he can see the regular kinds of sub-assemblies that he used to seeing but that now each part is now a sub-assembly of different `hunks' of the part and that it is very hard to work with my data now.

I can see no relevant settings in the step export dialogue that shed any light on this. (I have round-tripped a couple step files and they look fine to me in SW.) All I can think if is that I do use surfacing techniques and that perhaps I have not hidden all of the surfaces before export. Will these still be exported if I have them hidden?

Any thoughts?