STP Plugin Does not work

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darryl005
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STP Plugin Does not work

Postby darryl005 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:52 pm

Hi,

I have a Trial Version of your STP Importer for Sketchup.

I tried to import a fairly large STP file ~220MB.
I get a Busy Cursor for a few Seconds then Nothing.

Thanks,
Darryl

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Re: STP Plugin Does not work

Postby SimLab » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:18 pm

SketchUp understands polygonal based models, while STEP models are usually based on nurbs.
Due to the big difference between the files, converting a 220MB file of STEP analytical data to SketchUp polygonal model, may take a huge amount of space and time to be finished, and if so, in most cases the model will not be usable in SketchUp.

The plugin was tested with many large files but for a step file larger than 100MB it may not work.

You can try to import the model in SimLab Composer, reduce tessellation quality, and try to export it as SketchUp after that.


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