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customize export of solid bodies

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customize export of solid bodies

Is there a way to have an assembly open and then pick and choose what you want to export?  either a new Creo file or a Step file or any file for that matter.

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To a new Creo file, no.  To a STEP file yes.  With the config option "intf_out_blanked_entities" set to "no", only those items visible on the screen will be added to the export.  You can hide items a multitude of ways (manually, with layers, on a simplified rep, etc.)

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Thanks for your reply.  I am using Creo 4 and I do not see that option in the config file.

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It is in the export options.  When doing a save as STEP there is an "Options..." button.  Select it and deselect Hidden entities.


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yeah I know about that button.  i tried that with little success.  The model opens with things missing and parts moved around in the wrong location.

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If you are importing a file that was created as an assembly but you are trying to import it as a part, it will place all the components at the assembly coordinate system.


Steve Williams
Pro/E Version 15/16 (Circa 1995/1996)
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@StephenWilliams wrote:

If you are importing a file that was created as an assembly but you are trying to import it as a part, it will place all the components at the assembly coordinate system.


... unless you enable the config option "intf3d_in_as_part" and set it to "yes".  Then everything will come in correctly.  😁

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would be nice if I can export a step file and pick and choose what solid bodies and surfaces I want.  Other software make this much easier.

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Yes, Creo 4 (and later) uses export profiles.  See these KB articles:

 

As far as things being mispositioned, how are you re-importing the data?  As a part?  As an assembly?  In what software?  What export file type? (STEP, IGES, etc.)

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opening step file in E-drawings to check before sending to customer because I have zero faith in creo to do anything logical.  I could import back into creo and see.  I know other software that this is much much easier to do.  Mildly infuriating.  

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