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Section view of imported STP file

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fhansen-2
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Section view of imported STP file

Hello,

I have imported a STEP file as an assembly and I want to make a section view of this assembly. This has not been a problem so far until now.

After creating the section view, only some of the assembly is shown when using the section view in drawing mode.

It looks like that Creo has imported some of the subparts as hollow, with very thin "walls" so that these subparts, which should have had an surface, are not included in the section view. These subparts should have been imported as solid parts. Is there an easy and fast way to fix this? Is it possible to add surfaces/edges that should bee a part of the "section surface" manually?

- Frederik


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Re: Section view of imported STP file

If you turn your display to wireframe, you will see surfaces as a different color than solids.

Investigate each model and use the IDD (import data doctor) to confirm they are set to solid, ad if it is but still comes out as a surface quilt, then you will have to repair your model.  Any number of things can cause this.

Also know that you can optionally have cross sections section surface quilts of that is sufficient for you.  This will only show the edge but no fill.

Some companies provide great export data; other try to simplify data or reduce accuracy for smaller files and these fail a lot.

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Re: Section view of imported STP file

You should be able to fix it using the data doctor. Read this thread, it may help: STEP to Solid part

-DC

Re: Section view of imported STP file

If you turn your display to wireframe, you will see surfaces as a different color than solids.

Investigate each model and use the IDD (import data doctor) to confirm they are set to solid, ad if it is but still comes out as a surface quilt, then you will have to repair your model.  Any number of things can cause this.

Also know that you can optionally have cross sections section surface quilts of that is sufficient for you.  This will only show the edge but no fill.

Some companies provide great export data; other try to simplify data or reduce accuracy for smaller files and these fail a lot.

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Re: Section view of imported STP file

Thanks!  The quilts setting was sufficient.

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