Import of files with network structures

Created by Helmut Reiterer, Modified on Tue, 30 Aug 2022 at 03:01 PM by Helmut Reiterer

SolidWorks has a limitation when importing files containing mesh elements as generated by CATIA. As a result, importing the files takes a long time and the resulting SOLIDWORKS files are very large due to the faceting of the surfaces and are very difficult to handle.

The remedy here is SPR1137562 "Possibility to import POLY-LOOP elements as nets". If you want to put more emphasis on fixing this problem, you can get attached to this SPR.

  • It is necessary to transfer the STEP file from AP214 to AP242 manually.

  • To do this, open the STEP file with a suitable text editor (eg EmEditor, also suitable for large files) and edit it by adding the following line in the header

FILE_SCHEMA (('AUTOMOTIVE_DESIGN { 1 0 10303 214 3 1 1 }'));

replaced by this



• After saving, import this file again into SOLIDWORKS with the "Include PMI" option.

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