I am using the 2010 Student Design Kit and would like to send an assembly to someone using the 2008 Student Kit. However I do not seem to able to save as a .stp file, is there a way around this?
Hi William - I'm not familiar with the Student Edition. What are your 'Save As' options? Have you tried Save As Parasolid (x_t)?
My options are .sdlasm .asmdot .sldalasm and of course .easm. I don't seem to be able to save as parasolid either.
More questions... Have you got access to anyone with a full version? Perhaps get in touch with whoever supplied Solidworks to you - a Value Added Reseller (VAR) or other body - and ask them to do the Save As for you. You can get all your assembly parts, etc in one place with 'Pack & Go' (File>Pack and Go).
Good idea thank you, my supplier has been helpful I'm sure they will do that for me.
student kits do not allow any saving other than SolidWorks files......locked out so they cannot use student versions for commercial work. if you can go to the school...the educational version allows any type of files to be saved. also remember a file that is saved as a iges or step or parasolid, ect, will be a dumb solid in the older version......just a big blob, no smarts.
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