I wouldn’t call what I’m about to describe as a bug but it’s something that might want to be addressed in a future release . . . assuming it’s not an issue with me.
I’m designing some very long narrow PBCs to be used in place of a cable, due to their length they have to be made in parts. So I designed the PCBs in KiCAD (5.1.8), Schematic and PCB, and export the PCBs as STEP files.
When opening them individually in Solidworks (2019) they open fine, if I open one and then the other they look identical . . . . this means I cannot build the two parts into a Solidworks assembly.
The cause of the issue is that the STEP files have a component in the STEP file with the same name, COMPOUND.step When I open the second STEP file it uses the COMPOUND.step from the first PCB resulting in two identical PCBs.
I fixed this by editing one of the STEP files in a txt editor and changed the text from COMPOUND.step to COMPOUND1.step
Could the generic COMPOUND.step be replaced with something specific to the project/PCB name ?