Import STP ( STEP – File) into Pdms

By about Aveva PDMS Software | PDMS Tutorial | PDMS Training | Friday May 13th, 2016

This article discusses how to import STP ( step – file) into pdms. STP is a file extension for a 3-D graphic file used by CAD software. STP stands for STandard for the Exchange of Product model data.

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AVEVA has software that can either export 3D PDMS models in the form of STP file that MEI (Mechanical Equipment Interface). But this is licensed software by Aveva used to Efficient design transfer between 3D MCAD systems and AVEVA PDMS or AVEVA Outfitting accurate 3D models of suppliers’ equipment items.

Do not be afraid, because if we are only to import STL files into 3D PDMS can still use the MEI software.

New : you can convert 3D Solid AutoCAD into 3D Extrusion Primitive PDMS using 3D AutoCAD to PDMS Converter.

Here’s how to import STP files into PDMS :

1. Masuk pada aplikasi Equipment Application, Design –> Equipment

Import STP ( STEP - File) into Pdms Application

2. Open Mechanical Equipment Interface menu, Utilities –> Mechanical Equipment Interface

Import STP ( STEP - File) into Pdms Utilities

Import STP ( STEP - File) into Pdms MEI

3. Select Element to import into, press button CE.

4. Press Browse.. button to choose file STP to be imported.

Import STP ( STEP - File) into Pdms Browser

5. Press Import button to Import.
Import STP ( STEP - File) into Pdms Genpri

Type of result is GENPRI not primitive. Its can convert using tabs Modify in Mechanical Equipment Interface menu.

Import STP ( STEP - File) into Pdms Modify

16 thoughts on “Import STP ( STEP – File) into Pdms

  1. Muho Lee

    Hi. Good day.
    Previously, I used the MEI for importing the STP files into PDMS.
    As you know, the function is based on the IMPLANT license.
    Is there any other method to import STP files into PDMS without MEI?

      1. Muho Lee

        Thanks for your quick response.
        I think this macro is suitable for my expectations.
        However, when I click the download button, it is not available.
        Could you guide to download this macro?
        Sorry to disturbing you.

          1. Muho Lee

            Can I get the trial for this macro?
            After trial, we’ll consider the purchasing for this function.

          2. Muho Lee

            I tried to apply it but it is occuring the error. VLX is loaded in AUTOCAD without error.
            Meanwhile, when I type the command “3DTOPDMS” then there is no next steps.

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    1. Muho Lee

      Hi. You can make *.SAT with following steps.

      Step 1. Extract *.RVM (Utilities – Export – Create)
      Step 2. Import *.RVM -> Export to *.FBX
      Step 3. Import *.FBX -> Export to *.SAT

      1. Muho Lee

        Sorry. I missed to describe the software for each steps.

        Step 1 : PDMS
        Step 2 : Navisworks Manage
        Step 3 : 3DS Max


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