When I try to export out the .stp file from pcb layout the system will eventually crash due to the size of the database.
Is there anything I can do. This .stp file is what we give to our mechanical group to put into their model for checking mechanical interferences, etc.
Hi. You might try simple stuff first. I'll assume you're trying to STEP EXPORT the whole design. Keep it simple, and add more to it if mechanical needs stuff. (e.g. I've tested it quite a bit to get what my ME wanted. He was asking for the whole design so he could review it in Solidworks. I trained him in Allegro Free Viewer instead.)
Thanks, our ME group needs the step file so they can import it into their Solidworks model. I try exporting out from 3d Canvas as well as the database. 3d Canvas has a much larger file when creating from there, not sure why I only have the basic items selected.