Dear KiCad team. First of all, thank you for the tremendous work you did over the years. I’m a 10+ years user of KiCad and love it. Usually on Windows machine, but I find now that the OSX version is mature enough and totally usable.
I was very happy to see that now KiCad can export directly in STEP format which helps me to work with other companies for the mechanical integration. I used to used FreeCAD with “FreeCAD Printed Circuit Board” from Marmni (https://github.com/marmni/FreeCAD-PCB).
However, I saw 2 issues there:
a) The capacitor 0402 STEP file object seems to be too small, and you need to multiply x,y and z by 2.5 to have a coherent object size on the board. But this scaling factor is not kept during the STEP export function.
b) The PCB object in the STEP file looks like a plain cube shape and does not contain any holes nor tracks. Therefore, I cannot see card border connectors.
I did the test with both FreeCAD 0.16 and FreeCAD 0.17 (on OSX)
May be I did not know how to fix these two small issues, can anyone help me ?
I thank you in advance,