I am having an unusual problem with the STEP file output from KiCAD.
I am creating the STEP file which appears to go okay. A lot of the components are not coming up but that’s likely my library for those parts isn’t up to date with the STEP information.
The problem is occurring when I import them into SOLIDWORKS to make a model of my entire device.
I have 2 boards of different sizes. I can open them individually and they appear okay.
The problem comes when I try to open two of them. When I open the second one, Solidworks asks to rebuild the file and then the second file will change the PCB to the shape of the first file opened.
In the structure of the assembly, both have an element called COMPOUND.step which appears to be the board itself. Inside that element is a sub element that is the same name as the filename of the board itself (look down in the lower left corner of the image).
When the second one opens, it is changing to the name of the first board.
I have no idea why SOLIDWORKS is somehow linking the two items from two different files but it blows up my attempt at making an assembly of all my boards.