I am trying to load a STEP file of pretty good size (53.9 MB). It attempts to load (trim surfaces etc.) but crashes everytime. Any suggestions?? I have SW 2009 4.0.
Attached is the error file that results from it.
if you are loading the STP file from the network, try loading it from your hard drive,
Are you using SW x64? This was in the release notes for SP5.0.
Get another 2 gigs of memory and see if that helps.
Find someone with a x64 bit computer and have them try. I suspect you are running out of system resources (memory) causing a crash out of SolidWorks.
Sometimes STEP files are just bad. I've had several like this. Something in the original file give Solidworks problems.
Did they have any other STEP files on the DVD? If so, did they work? I don't think 53MB is particularly big, unless it's ballooning up upon translation. But I would think it would cause memory errors, and not crashing but you never know.
Another thing to try is to mess around with the import options. You can find them in the open dialog box when you choose your STEP file. Click on "Options" in the bottom corner of the dialog box. See if one of those settings is causing you problems.
I toyed around in the Import settings before to no avail. Also, there were a number of other files on the disc and the majority of them opened but it was only a couple of the larger ones that didn't so I figured it was specifically related to the file size.
Yeah I was thinking about getting more memory and seeing if that made any difference. Anybody think that wouldn't work??
Old topic, but a current issue for me. Did you ever find a solution?
I'm using SW2010 sp5.0 and it crashes trying to open any stp, regardless of size. Any insight would be helpful and appreciated.
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