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Slow STEP File Translation. Is This Normal?

Question asked by Dan Bovinich on Apr 30, 2020
Latest reply on Apr 30, 2020 by Paul Salvador

I've been using SW for 22 years. Lately, I have had to translate some medium smallish sized assy's into STEP files. This smallish sized assy took 33/41 minutes to translate.


If I translate to ParaSolid X_T, it takes about 11 seconds. I understand that the SW platform is built on the parasolid kernel, which makes for a much better, faster, more accurate translation.


So my question is, have you experienced very long wait times for STEP 214 file translation?


Here is more info:

  • Windows 10 (latest service pack)
  • SW 2019, SP4
  • One year old.DELL Intel 2.90 GHz Laptop Xeon processor, 32 gig error correcting ram, Nvidia (Quadro P3200) (about $3,300 computer)
  • The parts are about the size of a couple shoe boxes. Plastic injected molded, with lots of ribs, small radii and draft. But no curvy swoopy stuff, mostly flat and round features.  
  • 25 unique part files






Here is a screen shot of the Task Manager while its converting:



Thank you for any help you may give me,


Dan B.