I have received some step files from a vendor that I can't open in SW. When I try, I get message windows that say "Parsing File pass 1" then "Parsing File Pass 2" many times over and over. Then I get a window that says "SolidWorks is unable to obtain required memory" then asks me to free some memory and retry. In Task Manager I can see that SW has grabbed all my memory. If I Cancel, SW crashes and closes.
These are not large files, one is as small as 8K. I can open them in a step file viewer program. I have other step files that open fine in SW. Anyone have a clue?