Hi, when you say it hangs, how long have you allowed it to hang up?
I'm not an expert on describing how SW imports and exports, but I do know that just because you export in a CAD program into a different file type such as step or parasolid, it doesn't mean that the software will not have any problems opening it, as it would a native file.
SW likes to export and import parasolids more accurately I have noticed. Why? Don't know.... Please post your step file and I'll see if ProE imports it ok.
Most likely, where your are having problems with the step, if you are indeed having accuracy issues with the step, will be in the areas of the threads where they start and stop. That geometry is strange for "dumb solids" and if there is anyway you can clean up transitions, the better off you'll be.
Thanks for your quick answer.
After 15-20 minutes of trying I forced SW to shut down.
But I just give it another try just now, and it does open something! It took about 30 minutes...
SW opens the STEP file, but can not make a solid out of it. It gives several faces/edges with gaps errors.
Attached are two types of threaded shafts.
The full threaded file size is much bigger compared to the original SW file (13MB vs. 1.7MB).
ProE opens the step file without any errors. With that said, you could be confident that what you are exporting is ok (are you ok with exporting a step but not necessarily opening it up in SW to verify?). Why you can't import that is another question. I am running SW 2014 SP4 and it is not opening (I'm not going to wait 30 mins like you did . Can somebody reading this try to open this step up in a different version of SW to see if it will open?
If you are exporting something for another SW user, you can just export a parasolid.
When trying to open up with SW 2012, SW crashes, for what it is worth.
In Catia V5, works with no issue. still waiting on SW2015 SP3.....
The files open without issue in Autodesk Inventor 2016.
SW2014 SP4 and Inventor 2015 work fine, without issue.
Windows 7 Professional, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40 GHz, RAM 24,0 GB, NVIDIA Quadro K2000
Hello to you all!
Thanks everybody for helping me on this issue.
It is very reassuring that the files are just fine and can be opened in any 3D software.
For those who use that SW version which doesn't work, I can provide a parasolid or the native SW file.
Thank you again for all your comments on this.