Hey Ethan Rabinowitz
You are on a roll with good ideas. I do get the license error when double clicking on a step file directly. Maybe it is worth mentioning I did have SpaceClaim 2009 albeit I do not remember if I ever installed it on this particular computer. It is not currently installed. I recently upgraded the 2009 license to my current Discovery Live/SpaceClaim 2019/2020 license i.e. technically 2009 is no longer valid/current license.