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What is your best practice for handling step files?

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What is your best practice for handling step files?

Currently no preview picture is created when step files are uploaded as CAD document. Only when uploaded as a standard document.

It´s important that the step file is a CAD document (to link it with WTParts), but it´s also important that there is a preview picture created.

How do you deal with that?

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Re: What is your best practice for handling step files?

https://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS79209

The STEP files need to be stored as WTDocuments and then you can configure/use a STEP worker

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Re: What is your best practice for handling step files?

CAD Document = CAD Part, CAD Product, CAD Drawing etc.

No preview picture because test-server doesn´t run the needed converter

CAD+Part.JPG

CAD Documents can be linked to WTParts:

WTPart+related+CAD+Doc.JPG

STEP file uploaded with SolidWorks:

Preview picture also not created on Live-Server

Step.JPG

Re: What is your best practice for handling step files?

I´m not sure what software you mean.

See Tags: Software is Windchill 10.2 with workgroup manager.

See general attributes of the parts: Authoring Application of the uploaded parts is SolidWorks (2013).

I hope this information was what you were asking for.

Re: What is your best practice for handling step files?

Hi tobias!

You may create the SW CAD-agent on your visualisation server and try to publish all no representation CAD-models.

Re: What is your best practice for handling step files?

Hi Anton,

works for SW files, but not for STP files.

Re: What is your best practice for handling step files?

https://www.ptc.com/appserver/cs/view/solution.jsp?n=CS79209

The STEP files need to be stored as WTDocuments and then you can configure/use a STEP worker