what do i need to be able to open these
Here it is is SW 2013.
What version of SW are you using?
You should be able to open them directly with SW if its just a native .step file.
You won;t be able to open it using windows explorer, you need to open it inside SW.
i can omly open AP203/214 step files. can i set solidworks to open all step files?
Same here, but I had no problem opening them up.
It shouldnt really matter what version they are (unless someone says otherwise)
THe only way to open them is through File>Open via Solidworks and select "All files" or "step" from the filter above "Open File"
we have solidworks premium, i dont know whats wrong. thank you anyway
we have one license for premium, so i dont have it all the time.
You can open step files with any flavor of SolidWorks....
You can open the step file in Windows Notepad and read the header info in the file. A step and iges file are just plain text files.
The header info in the file says it was a STEP214 export from SolidWorks 2007.
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