NX X how (and where) to store STEP file for 'on-demand' translation?

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FAQ: How to store .stp (STEP) files in a Teamcenter dataset?


In this example, please use an NX ugmaster dataset containing a SolidModel.
1) From the NXmanager session, export the STEP file to OS via File=>export >
The STEP file will have a .stp extension.
2) Create a new UGpart (or UGmaster) dataset to store this .stp file.
From the Teamcenter session : File > new > dataset.
Use UGpart dataset .Enter a dataset name. Select 'import...' to select the
.stp located in the OS.
This dataset will be used to just store this stp file in Teamcenter.
The import will not perform a convert/translation on the fly.
This would just be for storage .
3) An export of the stp file (from Named References) could take this file back
out to Native. (if the STEP file is going to needed for translation/import
into other CAD pkg.)
4) You may want to rename this UGPart dataset to 'native_step214'.

Notes and References

Hardware/Software Configuration

Platform: INTL64
OS: window
OS Version: 2008R2S1
Product: NX
Application: TRANSLATOR
Version: V6.0.2
Function: STEP_AP203

Ref: 001-8991567

KB Article ID# PL8002656



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