Is it possible to export STEP files with a .stp file extension rather than the default .step?
The decription of STEP in the Save menu suggests both extensions are valid but the software used at one of our suppliers recognises .stp but not .step
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Jeff.
There is no direct way as I know of but you can use the attached macro to get that done.
To run the macro, extract the macro at a know location. Now open your part/assembly file and go to Tools > Macro > run and browse to the extracted file i.e. Save AS STEP (STP).swp. A file with STp extension will be generated at same location.
In case you're using lower version than SW2012, do following before running the macro.
1.Open SolidWorks (SW) and go to Tools > Macro > Edit. This will open the browse window.
2.Browse to the macro file named Batch Replace Note in Drawings.swp
3.This will open macro editor. Go to Tools > References in the macro editor.
4.Uncheck the libraries with missing symbol (SW 2012) or any other missing libraries and select the required libraries of SW 20XX (XX denotes your version of SW).
5. Save and close the macro. Now run the macro
Thanks Deepak, the macro works well. Just need to figure out how to attach it to a button now!
Check this Assign SolidWorks Macro to Button
Thanks again, I'll give it a go.
When you are typing in the name of the file just remove the e from the extention or if you don't have the extentions showing for known file names just type in .stp We have to do that here since our Zeiss software won't recognize an STEP file
Thanks John, this solution also works well. I'm surprised software can be so fussy when both file extensions seem to be legitimate ways of naming a step file.
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