Exporting STEP Files

Trelis can export geometry to the STEP format, an emerging standard for storing geometry and other information. The STEP AP203 and STEP AP214 standards are supported. It is recommended to use AP214 for exchange of geometry information with Trelis.

To export STEP files:

  1. Select File and then Export.
  2. Select the location for the file to be saved.
  3. Enter a File Name.
  4. Select STEP from the Save as type drop-down menu.
  5. Click Save. A new window will appear.
  6. Optionally specify any appropriate settings from this window.
  7. Click Finish.

Export Step 'filename' [<geometry_entity_list>]  [Logfile ['filename'] [Display]] [Overwrite]

As with ACIS file export, you can specify which individual entities to export. If unspecified, all ACIS entities are exported.

The logfile option is used to save information regarding the conversion to STEP format. This information saved to a file with the name specified by the user, or named 'step_export.log' by default. When running the GUI version of Trelis, the logfile can be displayed in a dialog window by using the display option.

The overwrite option works the same as with ACIS file export.

See Importing STEP Files for information on setting up the STEP import and export functionality.

Note that the STEP import and export functionality might not be available on all 64-bit platforms.