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Re: Question keeping volume names in conversion from STEP to GDML (Akira Okumura)
Date: 05 Feb, 2010
From: Gabriele Cosmo <Gabriele Cosmo>

Hi Akira,

> I am trying to convert a STEP file to GDML using FASTRAD. Since the
> material information cannot be stored in the STEP format, I am planning
> to add some tags in volume names in SolidWorks 2007 so that I can easily
> set materials in C++ source code later. For example, a name
> "BGO_typeB_30mm" means that its material is BGO.
> 
> However, when I import a STEP file using FASTRAD, volume names seem to
> be lost completely. "BGO_typeB_30mm" is automatically converted to
> "Element Step 0". I attache an input STEP file (I changed the suffix
> from STEP to txt so that I can upload it).

I suggest you to report this issue to the FASTRAD developers,
there's no better way!
In any case, as far as I understand, you can avoid all these extra steps
for associating materials, by doing this directly in FASTRAD, which should
also generate the proper GDML translation.

Cheers, Gabriele

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