STEP export problem, board outline


#1

Hi All,

I finally got the symbol and footprints to work. Running 5.0.2

I now have an issue with trying to export a .stp file and I get a no board outline report. I had imported a DXF but it didn’t work and it was on the dwgs.User layer as well. So I changed to the edge.cuts layer and traced the outline with multiple line clicks around the arcs and such then double clicked at the end…still not able to export step. I did create a board outline but it looks like even the “Add a graphics line tool” are all single unattached lines forming the board outline. ???

Any thoughts here.

Thanks


#2

Try replacing your outline with something simple like a square. The tolerance of segment aligment for STEP export is extremely low (even lower than for pcbnew to complain about a non-closed contour).

Also try lowering your outline thickness to better see if it’s non-continous.


#3

The error message tells you exactly where the outline is non-continuous. Zoom in there and make sure the endpoints are coincident.


#4

Thanks,
I see the coordinates in the error report but I see no indication on-screen of any non-connected lines or gaps after running export.


#5

I can double click on each segment and grab each line end but it is not connected to the next segment. Is that correct?


#6

If you have Solidwork you can try my pcbfab2solidwork VB macro. Then solidwork will point out each errors for you.


#7

Zoom in. Then, click on one segment and the other. You should see that the endpoints are not the same at that point.


#8

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