Learn about the process of importing a STEP file.
- [Instructor] When importing geometry into SolidWorks,…without a doubt you'll run across the step file format.…This is one of the most common universal…or vendor-neutral file formats that's available today,…and it's commonly used by vendors, customers,…and all other types of fabricators and manufacturers…to share complex 3D data…in a universal format that can be shared easily.…Now, the difference between this and its predecessor,…the iges file,…is that the step file is still fully supported…and is updated regularly.…
So this means that the files that you import…will have better geometry…and maintain more of the original geometry…as you send it between different file formats.…Let's go ahead and open up an example now…and see what I'm talking about.…So first we start by going to the open dialog box…and navigating to our step file.…You can see here I have my step file located in the folder,…and below there's not really too much I can do.…I don't have any options here to select from.…I'm going to go over to the All Files dialog drop-down…
- Opening files from different versions of SOLIDWORKS
- Importing models from online sources
- Importing 3D files
- Importing 2D files
- Exporting 2D and 3D files
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Imported Geometry
Imported geometry sources1m 56s
2. Working with 3D Geometry
3. Working with 2D Geometry
4. Exporting from SOLIDWORKS
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