In one PCB Project, I have a couple of components 3D modeled using FreeCAD.
WHAT’S I NOTICED
I already noticed that when I design the footprint, it respect the measures,
When I design the 3D Model in FreeCAD, it’s exported correctly (I already 3D printed several things), but when imported into KiCAD, I don’t know why, I have always to scale it for some reason.
But if all it’s made 1:1, why should I scale it again and not just repositioning it?
WHAT’S OCCURRING WHEN EXPORTING
When I export the PCB as .STEP (as .WRL: no problem), appears this window:
as result, into the .STEP file, there are all the KiCAD native components, but NOT mine ones
Which is irritating, because it’s nor written: it will be not exported. But it tels: Model scaling is not reliable.
ok it decides do not export them for some practical reason: I do accept BUT why doen’t it export them?
Yes they are scaled, but because something occurs when imported (as I said above)
WHY when I import a component that’s correctly sized in CAD, exported in .STEP and imported into KiCAD should be always 1.8-2 times bigger than what should it be?
is there a way to impede this and to be able to avoid all these issues at once?
Can you help me on this please?