SOLIDWORKS 2024 STEP File Import Filter

Article by Cole McLeod on Oct 19, 2023

SOLIDWORKS 2024 offers productivity enhancements to STEP file import. When importing an assembly, users are given the opportunity to Enable Filter.

Enable Filter STEP Files SOLIDWORKS 2024

Using this option will provide the user with a complete assembly component tree prior to importing all STEP geometry. Users can then choose desired components from the list. 

SOLIDWORKS 2024 Import STEP Geometry

With a component selected, a geometry preview can be generated.

SOLIDWORKS 2024 Generate 3D Preview

SOLIDWORKS 2024 STEP File Import Filters

Once satisfied, the final component can be individually imported into a single part file.

Import Model SOLIDWORKS 2024 STEP File Enhancements

STEP File Import Enhancements in SOLIDWORKS 2024

This is an excellent enhancement to improve productivity when working with large assembly file imports when only select components are needed!

On-Demand Launch Event



Want more SOLIDWORKS 2024? Register now to join our virtual launch event on-demand to see everything new in the latest release. Our experts walk you through each enhancement across the entire SOLIDWORKS portfolio including Simulation, CAM, PDM, Electrial, 3DEXPERIENCE, and more. 

Related Articles

What's New SOLIDWORKS 2024 Assemblies

SOLIDWORKS Pierce vs Coincident Relations & When to Use Each

11 SOLIDWORKS CTRL Key Shortcuts to Start Using Today

SOLIDWORKS Selection Tips

SOLIDWORKS Direct Editing Tools: Move Face & Delete Face



About Cole McLeod

Cole McLeod is a Senior Application Engineer at GoEngineer. It’s rare for Cole to have a spare moment between teaching classes and tackling a diverse set of fast paced engineering challenges, but when he does, you’ll most likely find him on a track leading a race team crew.

View all posts by Cole McLeod