Does anyone know how to convert a stp file to a solidworks assembly? I am new to solidworks and don't know if its even possible. I opened it as a solidworks part but its just lines and surfaces. Any help would be appreciated.
You may try using featureworks (a tool within SOLIDWORKS) but not sure how much that would be helpful. So better do reverse engineering on the data available and create new parametric models.
P. S. FeatureWorks is an add-in available with SW professional and above.
If it's just surfaces and lines, featureworks isn't going to help you; you'd need to knit the surfaces together to form solids.
How a .step file opens in SolidWorks is often dependant upon how it was saved. If it's all just lines and surfaces, you'd need to ask the originator to save it as solid geometry. I've had better luck with .iges files, so see if you can get the original file saved in that format.
You should also check how your options are set for imported parts. The easiest way is to have it try and build solids. If that doesn't work, you can try to Knit Surfaces. If that doesn't work, you can bring in separate surfaces. Perhaps your options have been set for the latter.
Thanks Guys I had a co-worker convert in other cad software but will try this next time.
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