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STEP/IGES file download

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Re: STEP/IGES file download

Yes, the Creo View Adapters are capable of generating these additional files for Inventor during publishing.  See page 415 of this document:

https://www.ptc.com/en/support/refdoc/Creo_View/4.2/MCADAdaptersInstallConfigGuide

Re: STEP/IGES file download

Thanks a lot, Tom.

Re: STEP/IGES file download

@TomU
We are currently implementing the STEP file publishing as indicated in this thread. 
However on Internet Explorer 11, the file doesn't download, but a window full of text does!  (See attached)
It works fine in Chrome and Firefox, but IE is what our IT dept supports for all our users.  Any ideas?


This is a cloud installation.
Windchill 11.0 M030 CPS08,  WGM 11.0 M030
Inventor Pro 2017, Windows 10

IE Version: 11.909.15063.0
Update Versions: 11.0.51 (KB4074736)

Re: STEP/IGES file download

You either have the fie association for step files associated with IE or (more likely) you have the default download option in IE set to open by default. To change:

 

  1. Then in Internet Explorer click Tools (gear icon)
  2. Under Tools click the View Downloads option
  3. You will see files that you have downloaded.
  4. Right-click on a file
  5. In the options presented, make sure to check the option labeled: Always ask before opening this type of file

Re: STEP/IGES file download

That's exactly right.  IE was opening the STEP file, thanks @Chris3!   
Here's the fine tuning for Windows 10.  However for me the easiest was to browse to a step file in my computer, right click on it > Open With, and set the default program.

  1. Open the Settings panel, using Win + I as a keyboard shortcut if you like.
  2. Select the Apps entry, and choose Default apps on the left sidebar.
  3. Here, you’ll see the apps you have set as default for common tasks like emailing, listening to music, and more. Click one to change it.
  4. To look over the complete list of file associations, scroll down a bit and click Choose default apps by file type. This will let open a huge list of file extensions, many of which you’ve probably never heard of. You can select any entry to change its associated program.
  5. The Choose default apps by protocol menu lets you select apps to handle certain URL protocols, like Mailto and FTP. In most cases, these change when you adjust default apps, so you shouldn’t have to make many changes.
  6. If you choose Set defaults by app, you’ll see all the types of files a certain app can open. This lets you easily change defaults when you notice a program opens when it shouldn’t, or vice-versa.