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Technical discussions => General discussion => Topic started by: a737 on February 28, 2011, 01:04:14 pm

Title: problem importing from solidworks
Post by: a737 on February 28, 2011, 01:04:14 pm
Hi, I have assigned different colours in the solidwork file so as to differnciate the different materials, so when I import the Step file in the keyshot it recognizes the object with separeted surfaces. I always do it this way and it usually works. But now, when I import the step file it doesn´t recognize the different surfaces, it is just one colour so I can´t assign the different materials in the keyshot.
I hope I was clear enough.... does anybody have a usefull tip?

thanks!
Title: Re: problem importing from solidworks
Post by: guest84672 on February 28, 2011, 01:37:29 pm
Why are you exporting to STEP?
Title: Re: problem importing from solidworks
Post by: Speedster on February 28, 2011, 06:34:03 pm
I'll add my experience with 2.2.42x64.  When I prep in SolidWorks I have often used configurations for multiples of the same part that I want to map differently in KeyShot.  Always has worked fine.  Now, however, the SW model imports into KS with a whole different mapping than I had set up.  I now have to create descrete parts as a "save-as" under different names to get them to work.  Real pain, and added about 2 hours to the setup.

The attached images illustrate.  First image is a Solidworks screenshot.  Second is a KS screenshot immediately after importing.  Last image is what I had to create for my client.

Bill G
Title: Re: problem importing from solidworks
Post by: a737 on March 01, 2011, 12:45:05 am
Thanks Bill G!
I usually do the same, give a different colour to the object's part in which I want to have different material in Keyshot. I "save as" Step, and in Keyshot I import it.  In what format do you save it?

thanks!
Title: Re: problem importing from solidworks
Post by: a737 on March 01, 2011, 04:02:56 am
This is a problem I am having with some bodies. I have attached a snapshot from solidworks ( in grey) and a snapshot from Keyshot ( in orange) and you will see how the body gets faceted and broken whene it was smoother in the solidworks file.
Is it possible to correct this?
Title: Re: problem importing from solidworks
Post by: JeffM on March 01, 2011, 06:20:48 pm
Are you changing the tessellation quality in SW?

Perhaps you're changing it in the assembly, and not enabling the option to apply those changes to the part level.
Title: Re: problem importing from solidworks
Post by: guest84672 on March 02, 2011, 07:04:08 am
I'll add my experience with 2.2.42x64.  When I prep in SolidWorks I have often used configurations for multiples of the same part that I want to map differently in KeyShot.  Always has worked fine.  Now, however, the SW model imports into KS with a whole different mapping than I had set up.  I now have to create descrete parts as a "save-as" under different names to get them to work.  Real pain, and added about 2 hours to the setup.

The attached images illustrate.  First image is a Solidworks screenshot.  Second is a KS screenshot immediately after importing.  Last image is what I had to create for my client.

Bill G

Bill - I am not sure I fully understand. Can you contact me directly so we can take a look at what's going on here?


Thomas