jeno wrote:saul wrote:As I need to try something to make some progress here I've exported one of the five sides of the box to STEP. It saves ok and I can re-open it except that all the pockets went flat upon re-opening. However, after pressing keys (pretty much at random) a separate image could be dragged away from the image which initially appeared. This second image had all the pocket information showing. I'm not sure if I could duplicate the process. Any idea what is going on in this situation?
probably you did not exported the last design step of your piece. It's mandatory to choose the last feature you used for the piece you want to export. If you choose a feature before or probably more you may export more than on solid nested in itself.
If you don't mind please post this step-file.
Btw. what size is this box? Do you work with metric or imperial dimensions?
Thanks Jeno, you are correct. I tried it again as you suggested and it worked fine.
I've today found a machinist just 1/4mile away using Autodesk Inventor (which can read .step files) and so finally I think I might have some progress.
Thanks jmaustpc and others for their suggestions / input which helped clear the water