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The Ability to Open 3D InterConnect Parts and Assy's

Question asked by Dan Bovinich on Dec 9, 2019
Latest reply on Dec 9, 2019 by David Lane

We recently received a large job from a customer, and they gave us their assemblies in STEP format. Their work was about 95% complete. Our task was to open the STEP files and make drawings and do a design review. We would then make suggestions/edits to their models to complete the design.


Currently you can't open individual parts from a converted 3D InterConnect assembly. So, we can't make drawings. If we turn off 3D InterConnect, we can open individual parts and sub assemblies and make drawings. But then when the customer makes their edits and sends updated STEP files, they will blow up the drawings. It would be nice if 3D InterConnect could let us open individual parts and assy's so when we get updated STEP files, our drawings won't blow up.


I did submit this in the SOLIDWORKS Top Ten 3DEXPERIENCE World 2020.


I did have my VAR review this and they had no solution for it.


Dan Bovinich