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Technical discussions => Data Import => IGES and STEP => Topic started by: Brian on June 14, 2012, 02:36:10 pm

Title: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: Brian on June 14, 2012, 02:36:10 pm
Hi there, I've been using Keyshot 2.3.2 on my iMac for a bit under Lion OS. It's been working fine with 2011 files and also some smaller 2012 files.
Recently a client has asked for a rendering of a large assembly from Solidworks 2012, they have supplied IGES and STEP 203 and 214. Every time I try and import the file it just comes up with an error:

"The imported geometry could not be interpreted..."

Can anyone help or offer an advice on this which doesn't end in buying a PC and buying another version of KS for windows!  ;)
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: KeyShot on June 15, 2012, 12:03:13 am
You may be using the old step importer. Try to click on advanced in the import menu, and uncheck the old importer to avoid this issue.
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: KeyShot on June 15, 2012, 12:06:38 am
Also, you could download 3.2 which has several updates and improvements to the step & iges importers.
They are quite a bit faster as well.
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2012, 02:12:30 pm
I've tried importing but without using "use old importers" being checked. This fails immediately, and states... "Failed reading....(file name)"

It can't just be me who's experiencing this? Also, I know the files work as I asked my client to open them and check prior to sending them just in case it was an error their side.

Any other suggestions?
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: guest84672 on June 18, 2012, 02:31:04 pm
Can you share the file? Send to [email protected]
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: Brian on June 18, 2012, 02:49:25 pm
I would but they are currently around 300mb big!
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: guest84672 on June 18, 2012, 03:06:39 pm
Send it to us via keyshot.wetransfer.com.
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: Brian on June 19, 2012, 03:23:16 am
Hi there,

Files have been sent as requested! :)
Title: Re: IGES and STEP from Solidworks 2012 with KS 2.3.2 - MAC
Post by: guest84672 on June 19, 2012, 03:58:49 pm
We will look at it here shortly.