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To 3DVia and Back Again, a Designers Tale

Question asked by Andy Miller on Aug 16, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2013 by Andy Miller

So i'm pretty sure the answer to this question is no but I thought i'd ask anyway. I'm getting more and more requests from customers who buy our equipment if they can have 3D models to utilize in their own 3D layout programs. Specifically they are requesting .stp files to use. I want to offer them a "stripped down" version of the model (essentially just the shell of the machine) to use for dimension and aesthetic purposes while keeping the proprietary innards secure.


Currently my company uses Pro-E as their CAD software, I'm a multimedia designer by trade and not a CAD designer but I do have access to this program if need be. I'm a big fan of 3DVia's ability to "Simplify" a model and thereby quickly gut it by removing small parts and removing internal parts.


QUESTION: Any way to utilize 3DVia's Simplification tool and then get the model back to .stp format.


Running V6R2013.