Hello Kicad Community,
(Using 5.0.0 Stable on Win 10)
I have been trying to get the workflow down of Exporting VRML and import into SolidWorks.
I am having Scaling Issue. I’ve searched and read alot in the topics here but all I’m only finding it StepUp, Freecad solutions, etc…
Surely there is a more direct way of doing this.
Does the Units setting directly under “Grid Reference Point” in VRML Export Options have anything to do with Scaling? (Only has mm and inch)
If so, how does that interact with the Output Units: Setting?
I also have the option of Import Scale option in Solidworks(SW). I have mm, cm, meters, inches, feet options.
I can’t find a combination of those 3 settings that produces a properly scaled VRML model in SW.
I use STEP for alot of Mechanical things in SW and I know you can export/import that.
It Scales Properly. Unfortunately Kicad seems to Fill in interior EdgeCuts and all my Pad holes… And it doesnt look nice with Silkscreens, etc like VRML.
Back to VRML.
Here is a list that I started of the three options and results.
**I tried a bunch more combinations before I started taking notes.
My Board should be 2.992" Wide
“Grid Reference Point” Units : Output Units : SW Import Units : Result : Scale
mm : mm : mm : 1.178" (Off by 2.54)
inch : mm : cm : 11.78" (Off by 0.254)
inch : 0.1" : cm : 11.78" (Off by 0.254)
inch : 0.1" : inch : 29.92" (Off by 0.1)
inch : inch : inch : 29.92" (Off by 0.1)
I would like to document the process once I get it figured out.