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File > Save As > Save as type > STEP > Options > STEP

This topic contains two tables. The information in the table:

  • appearing immediately after the screen capture of the Export Options - File Format - STEP dialog corresponds to the settings on that dialog.

  • titled Miscellaneous Enumerators contains enumerators related to saving STEP data.


Get/Set Methods

Return Value


Output as - Solid/Surface geometry


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swStepExportPreference, swAcisOutputGeometryPreference_e.swAcisOutputAsSolidAndSurface)



Output as - 3D curves


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swStepExportPreference, swAcisOutputGeometryPreference_e.swAcisOutputAs3DCurves)



Output as - Export sketch entities


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swStepExportPreference, swAcisOutputGeometryPreference_e.swAcisOutputAs3DCurves_IncludeSketchEnts)



Set STEP configuration data

IModelDocExtension::GetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swStepExportConfigurationData, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified)

IModelDocExtension::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swStepExportConfigurationData, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, <Value>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to export STEP configuration data

Export face/edge properties


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swStepExportFaceEdgeProps, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to export face and edge properties

Split periodic faces


ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceToggle(swUserPreferenceToggle_e.swStepExportSplitPeriodic, <OnFlag>)

Boolean value

Specifies whether to split periodic faces on export

Output coordinate system

IModelDocExtension::GetUserPreferenceString(swUserPreferenceString_e.swFileSaveAsCoordinateSystem, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified)

IModelDocExtension::SetUserPreferenceString(swUserPreferenceString_e.swFileSaveAsCoordinateSystem, swUserPreferenceOption_e.swDetailingNoOptionSpecified, <Value>)

String value

Contains the name of the transform coordinate system; an empty string signifies that the  default coordinate system that does not require a transform; coordinate settings are not saved with the document; they must be selected at export time


Miscellaneous Enumerators


Get/Set Methods

Return Value




ISldWorks::SetUserPreferenceIntegerValue(swUserPreferenceIntegerValue_e.swStepAP, <Value>)

Integer value:

  • 203 = STEP AP203 format

  • 214 = STEP AP214 format

Specifies STEP version number for files saved as STEP


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