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Exporting multiple part geometries in separate STEP files

tony_soares459tony_soares459 Member Posts: 55 ✭✭
I need to export part geometries in STEP files for simulation outside of Onshape. I can select the parts I want to export and I can select STEP as the file format, but I can't simultaneously export multiple parts in separate STEP files---they are aggregated into a single file. 

With STL files, there is an option to export distinct parts in distinct STL files. Is there a similar option that I'm missing for STEP? Thanks!! :)
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  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,999 PRO
    edited July 29
    You will need to export each part one at a time if you want them separate, otherwise yes, it will put all the parts into one step file
    Honestly I have never export an STL, I wasn't aware it even had the option to separate parts. (Learn something new every day I guess)

    @NeilCooke
    Hey Onshape, what gives? How come there isn't the option to separate parts for all export types? Including sheet ranges for PDF

    One of these days we will get an @onshape tag to callout a more general support staff member. Rather than pulling in Neil or Lou specifically :(
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,338
    @john_mcclary

    We do read all of the forum posts eventually :)

    I've added you to our tracking internally for this, but it may be a good idea to create an IR also.  In general for pro users, the best way to get an attention of the staff is to just submit a support ticket.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • john_mcclaryjohn_mcclary Member, Developers Posts: 1,999 PRO
    Yea, I just looked at my support tickets, I have over 5 pages of submissions, I try not to bother you all too much unless it's a private document that needs to be looked at and I cannot share on the forum :)

    Every time I post a support ticket I'm sure there is a faint groan coming from Lou or Pete's desk..   ;) JK you all rock
  • tony_soares459tony_soares459 Member Posts: 55 ✭✭
    Thank you both! Glad to see it's being considered! :smiley:
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