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.
@Gupta: In the Interconnect interface there is a problem when importing step data created with Hicad → SPR 892378 the bug should be fixed in SWX 2023 SP1, currently we are still on SWX 2021 SP5,1 but as soon as we have switched I will test Interconnect.
@AmenJlili: There will be a hell of a lot, I can’t say exactly how many there will be in the end. Unfortunately we have to re-export all the data with the old CAD system first, because the data generated so far is all unusable. The bottleneck is the action in the generate system.
@Deckemaho: The parasolid file is only temporary. I need the file only for the reimport with a special extended additional coordinate system. In the CAD system from which the data comes, the Z-axis is vertical. Without this step, all models in SWX are on the front view.