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dwg. to step.file

dwg. to step.file

(OP)
Is there anyway to convert a dwg. file to a step. file?

RE: dwg. to step.file

Not if the underlying data is just 2d...

RE: dwg. to step.file

STEPOUT

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NX8.0, Solidworks 2014, AutoCAD, Enovia V5

RE: dwg. to step.file

(OP)
THE DRAWINGS ARE IN 3D,
IS STEPOUT A PROGRAM

RE: dwg. to step.file

It's a native command. Type that at the command line. I believe there is also a menu location for it File->Export, maybe. I don't know. I use the keyboard for most everything.

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NX8.0, Solidworks 2014, AutoCAD, Enovia V5

RE: dwg. to step.file

http://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad-mech...

I apologize - it appears Autodesk has removed the command "STEPOUT" from 'vanilla' Autocad at some point. If you're using a recent version, it apparently lacks a once-useful feature for unknown reasons. My last years were spent using Autocad Plant, which had it.

The only workarounds I see is to download a free version of Inventor 365/Fusion/something and open the DWG there and save/export as a STP file.

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NX8.0, Solidworks 2014, AutoCAD, Enovia V5

RE: dwg. to step.file

Agree with JN's last post. The problem with 3D STEP output (and 3D modelling in general) in Autocad is that there was(?) no built-in checks for valid 3D geometry, and you could (for instance) create a part with negative surface area or volume...which causes all kinds of errors in the importing process using 3D modellers.

RE: dwg. to step.file

(OP)
I used "IGESEXPORT" command and saved it, the other program was able to open it using this.
thank you for your help

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