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How to modify a STEP file in DesignSpark Mechanical (tutorial)

On the DesignSpark forum many people are asking why a STEP file is locked and can't be updated when imported in DSMech.
And they are right to think that this is a very bad point !
I completely agree and I hope the developers will allow STEP modifications in future versions. DSMech will gain popularity if they do so !

But there's a solution and it's called SketchUp...

Edited 29/04/2014 : there's a much easier way as mentioned by Didier in the comments. Thanks Didier !

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Pipes in DesignSpark (tutorial)

I just visited the DesignSpark forum and someone ask how to do some pipes in DSMech.

He already received answers but I personally think that the best an fastest way is the following...

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SketchUp + DesignSpark tutorial 1

I untitled one of my previous post "DesignSpark Mechanical : the perfect companion to SketchUp".
And I wanted to do another post that would explain which are the most useful tools in "DS Mech" for SketchUppers.

Finally I decided to do it as a tutorial...

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Remeshing in SketchUp (Tutorial)

Recently Gael uploaded the "Chest" parts for InMoov.

Among all the parts the plexus is made of two parts with the words "InM" and "oov" on them.
To create these parts he used a boolean operation in Blender.
But Blender didn't do a good job and the resulting parts were full of small artifacts and "spikes".

I then contacted Gael to ask him if he wanted me to try to do it better...

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