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how to convert imported STEP solid to a real solid?

how to convert imported STEP solid to a real solid?

how to convert imported STEP solid to a real solid?

I have a large STEP file to import into Cadkey 19.  It comes in fine 35+meg, but when I cut it to take out a part to make a STL model, it is thin surfaces.  I converted the whole thing to surfaces, and created surfaces where the cut planes are but it will not reconvert to a real solid.  (Invalid model)
I tried reducing tolerances, but that did not work.  The STEP file weas created out of CATIA.  I need to subtract some cylinders for countersinks and bolt holes. I am stuck.

RE: how to convert imported STEP solid to a real solid?

Did you get this resolved?  I no longer have Cadkey 19 (it's 8 years old) on my computer but I think you can run the healing routine in 19.  If not can you send me a file and I'll see if it can be fixed in my KeyCreator 8 and returned to you as a SAT file.  newmold@readytek.net

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