You can export the following configuration data in a STEP file:
To save the configuration data in a STEP
In a part or assembly document, click File,
In the dialog box, select
STEP AP203 (*.step) or STEP AP214(*.step)
for Save as type, then click Options.
In the Export
Options dialog box, select one of the following for Output
geometry. Exports the geometry as all solids and surface bodies.
with Export sketch entities cleared.
Exports the solid and surface bodies as wireframe entities. All 3D curves
(composite curves, 3D wireframes, imported curves, and so forth) are also
with Export sketch entities selected.
The Export sketch entities item
is available as an option to 3D curves. Exports all the items in 3D curves,
plus all 2D and 3D sketches in the document.
For STEP files exported from SolidWorks 2001Plus, if you select the 3D curves or Export
sketch entities options, you cannot open these files in earlier
versions of SolidWorks. If you select the Solid/Surface
geometry option, you can open these files in earlier versions of
Select Set STEP
configuration data, click OK,
then click Save.
In the STEP Configuration Data
for Export dialog box, select a part or assembly from the Product list box.
If you export an assembly, you can enter configuration data for
each component as well as for the assembly itself.
Select an item in the Configuration
data items tree. After selecting an item, you can:
Only the child items that are available for
the currently selected item are shown in the list. The Add
item list is unavailable if there are no child items available
for the selected item.
You can delete items that you add. Select
the item in the Configuration data items
tree and press Delete.
For the Person
or Organization items, each ID that you enter is stored for use
in future STEP files that you create. When you update a value, all instances
of Person or Organization
with the same ID update as well
in the current and future STEP files.
For more information, see Configuration Data Items.
to export the configuration data to the STEP file. Click Cancel
to export the STEP file without the user defined configuration data; default
configuration data is added to the file instead.