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STEP Colors and Layers Support for STEP AP203 and AP214
To export to AP214 STEP format, set the Application protocol STEP export profile option to ap214_is. The default in 3D mode is ap203_is. If you want a STEP AP203 export to have the same colors and layers as AP214, select the Advanced STEP export profile option, Appearance, layers and groups.
If the STEP part or assembly has layers associated with it and you want to make changes to the import status of the layers, set the intf_in_layer_asm_dialog configuration option to yes to display the Layer Import Options dialog box during the import.
Creo Object
Import and Export Type
Layer Supported (Yes/No)
Color Supported (Yes/No)
Solid
Wireframe
Yes
Yes
Surfaces
Yes
Yes
Solids
Yes
Yes
Shells
Yes
Yes
Datum Curves and Points
Yes
No
Quilts/Surfaces
Wireframe
Yes
Yes
Surfaces
Yes
Yes
Solids
Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Shells
Yes
Yes
The supported export type combinations are:
Wireframe edges plus datum curves and points. Datum curves and points in the part or assembly are exported in the STEP export file.
Solids, shells, datum curves, and points.
Surfaces, datum curves, and points.
All STEP export types are supported for import.
Colors
Color support for STEP import and export includes:
Default colors (colors the Creo application assigns to objects when the objects are created)
System colors (colors the user assigns to objects)
User-defined colors (colors the user defines and assigns to objects)
You can assign colors to a Creo part, a surface, all surfaces, quilts and datum curves. You can assign colors to Creo assemblies, components, assembly surfaces, assembly quilts and assembly datum curves. There can be a different color assignment for each instance of the same part. When you export tessellated data to the supported STEP formats, the face and the part colors are exported.
Layers
Layer support for STEP maintains the layer names and their contents represented as the chosen STEP import and export type.