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Making individual part drawings from STP file which contains many

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kapricious

Normally I create parts from scratch and produce drawings from the parts files I've created. However, this time, my work sent a STP (STEP) file which contains numerous pieces and I'm supposed to do drawings for each of the individual parts.

 

But I can't figure out how to get the parts separated into parts files to do drawings from (and that's the only way I know how to produce drawings). :(

 

It seems I can only isolate and export the various pieces in into DWG/DWF format. I tried this, but when I open them, I can't figure out how to export them to parts files or do drawings from them.

 

I have tried googling dozens of different keywords all morning but haven't seem to come across whatever I am missing here. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

 

Thanks in advance :geek:

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f700es

Could you share a file for some to look at?

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SLW210

Are you using Inventor or AutoCAD?

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kapricious

@f700es: Unfortunately, I cannot. It's a confidential prototype.

 

@SLW210: Inventor -- I'm sorry, can't believe I didn't include that info.

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Bishop

When I import a STEP file into 2011, it automatically creates an assembly for me with multiple individual .IPT's, if there's more than one body in the part ... from there, it shouldn't be any difficulty to create drawings of each .IPT.

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