I want to know can we export tolerances along with th part model using IGES or STEP..??
No, because when you export a model using step, iges, parasolidand bring it into Solidworks
or any other software it comes in as a dumb solid. Geometry only. Understand that these methods
for transfering from one software to another are a means of transfering the geometry not the
dimensional side of the model. While the integrity stays in tack the rest does not.
Even if you call up a Pro-E model directly into solidworks (which Solidworks allows)
the dimensions do not come along.
OK .. but then is there a way to transfer tolerannces from solidworks to other CAD packages..???
or may be to CAM..??
I have never seen one other then manually doing it through what is specified
on a paper drawing.
I know tihs is a vague question but can you tell me the curren Version of STEP in use..???
This is the best I can tell you from the help file on step files.
NO i just want to know the current or latest version of STEP .!
But i think there is handbook of version 3 out there so the latest one is version although i am not very sure...!!
I think SW uses Version 2
You should be able to find out from the header of the STEP file.
It gives most of the information of the translated file.
To add to what John says....
You can open the step file in any text editor and read it.
The wikipedia link I posted gives info on what is in each part of the step file.
yes make a drawing, turn it into a edrawing and send it along with the export. any export you do doesn't include tolerences.... just surface info .... every software writes their code differently for annotations and the export would need to know what system or flavor to make so the others can read it....to many kernal revs to make it simple
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