Author Topic: Better way for converting DWG or RVT to STP (step) Files?  (Read 4394 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

tedg

  • Swamp Rat
  • Posts: 714
Better way for converting DWG or RVT to STP (step) Files?
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:11:33 am »

This is a multiplatform question (Revit or AutoCAD to STEP file)


Currently working on a project in REVIT where we need to provide STEP files for coordination to our outside design partners.
Our current procedure is to export the Revit files to 3D AutoCAD files, open them up in Inventor and convert to STEP files.


This sort of works, but some of the converted models come into Inventor with issues, things not in the right places, extra stuff floating around, etc.
Also, we have one model (mechanical) that takes hours and hours just to open in Inventor.


Does anyone have a better way or know any tricks to pull this off easier or better?


Thanks in advance
Windows 7 Pro 64bit, AutoCAD 2017, REVIT 2017, Inventor Professional 2015

tedg

  • Swamp Rat
  • Posts: 714
Re: Better way for converting DWG or RVT to STP (step) Files?
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 12:38:40 pm »
Update..


I did find that it works better if, while in Revit, export to an SAT file (with solids which what I need) and then opening that with Inventor, it works much better and faster. And then exporting that file to an STP file works for my purposes.
Windows 7 Pro 64bit, AutoCAD 2017, REVIT 2017, Inventor Professional 2015