I need to import hundreds no thousands of step file into Solidworks, set a custom coordinate system and export in parasolid format. Programming the process as a macro is no problem, but importing the step files takes a long time.
Therefore I am looking for a way to speed up the process.
I have already tried if the use of the command line arguments brings something, but this is not so. (My hope was that the parameter /b could have a positive effect).
I found another article that mentions that you can start Solidworks without UI.
→ CAD-System API without UI - Software Recommendations Stack Exchange
I would like to try this option and see if it gives a speed advantage. Does anyone know with which commands or parameters you can start Solidworks without UI?
I wrote the article mentioned above. You make solidworks faster by disabling some of its features like feature tree updating, sketch relations etc. But I don’t think importing STEP files will get notably faster with those items disabled. Please let us/me know if it does, though.