What is the simplest way to force change all KiCAD WRL references to the KiCAD STP references instead?
WRL is a major time waste for me because when I export it must be in STEP for inclusion in programs like Fusion360. WRL serves no function at all, exported STEP have nothing but vacant pads. Sure WRL is fancy graphics to someone, maybe an artist, but not a developer, or a machine shop.
I need a way to quickly find and purge references at software update. It is a nuisance to have to copy over the footprint from it’s official install location into my own documents every time, one at a time, then manually locate the official STP saved right where the WRL is saved, but without any pointer to the the STP. I might as well be downloading fresh footprints and models since no time is saved with the built in. Unless I can force the switch at install/update.
I know this is probably like arguing to Fusion360 developers that their DXF is a trouble maker exporting 9 images in a compressed file, that makes older programs like Autocad2000 (used by machine shops) to see nothing but crisscrossing lines.
Unfortunately in the real world we don’t all have the latest and greatest so finding a way to develop forward but export backward is a requirement.
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