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STEP file not openining

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by Dave Machock, May 14, 2018.

  1. Dave Machock

    Dave Machock Member

    In 2014 I was able to open the files from this site https://www.azcocorp.com/index.php/
    They seem to have changed filrs, as file names are different. I can no longer open their step files.
    I get the "did not open due to error"
    I can't attach a step file, but would like to know if anyone has any luck opening one. The file I need is the GO-80 model
     
  2. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Did you try different import settings? That can sometimes cause issues, if you have too many options checked.

    If you have Moi then import there and run the naked edges script. 99% sure that is the root of your problems.
     
  3. Dave Machock

    Dave Machock Member

    Tried a ton of different settings. Don't Have Moi
     
  4. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Yeah... that sucks...

    I have this occasionally. Its usually due to really bad quality files (completely missing faces for example). See if you can zip it and upload to dropbox that way we can have a look...
     
  5. Dave Machock

    Dave Machock Member

  6. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User

    Issue verified. Simple fix until Alibre hopefully improves imports - open the file in FreeCAD, export as STEP ; then it opens in Alibre.
     
  7. Dave Machock

    Dave Machock Member

    I tried that, the FreeCad file still wouldn't open. Hmm.
     
  8. Ralf

    Ralf Alibre Super User

    Import your STEP file with FreeCAD, no problem

    STEP-FREECad.PNG
     
  9. Ralf

    Ralf Alibre Super User

    In FreeCAD
    Export -> STEP
    Save

    Now you can open / import the the STEP file with AD V2018.0.1

    FreeCAD-STEP-Import-with-Alibre.PNG
     
  10. bigseb

    bigseb Alibre Super User

    Works with Moi too:

    Capture.JPG

    Then export as step and import into AD:

    Capture2.JPG
     
  11. Dave Machock

    Dave Machock Member

    I can open it in FreeCad and export it as a step, but Alibre won't open the step I exported.
    It starts too, the blue progress scale in the lower left get to about 25% then everything stops. Progress scale goes away and nothing happens.
     
  12. Ralf

    Ralf Alibre Super User

  13. DavidJ

    DavidJ Alibre Super User

    Dave - have you updated to build 19033 ?
     
  14. Dave Machock

    Dave Machock Member

    Yes
     
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    Dave Machock Member

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