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IGES file wrong scale

Question asked by Mark Greenwell on Jun 29, 2011
Latest reply on Jun 29, 2011 by Doug Seibel

Hi,

 

Could someone have a look at the attached IGES file.

 

I want to know if after importing into SolidWorks this multi part is at correct scale.

 

This Assembly was saved out as an IGES file direct from X-Steel.

 

However when I import this file into SolidWorks i have noticed that the scale is wrong.

 

Instead of being 9000mm long it is only measuring 900mm, so it all wants scaling up by a factor of 10.

 

However when I go insert - features - scale, and select bodies and give it  a scale factor of 10 the multi body explodes.

 

Some parts scale while other do not.

 

I have used IGES files from X-Steel quiet a lot and have never had any problems until now.

I have never had to scale IGES files before they have always imported at 1:1

 

If someone opens up this IGES file and the length is 900mm rather than 9000mm then I will know that there has been an error in how it was saved out by X-Steel.

However if the scale is correct then there is an error on my computer, possibly a changed setting.

 

Thanks

 

Mark (SolidWorks 2011 sp4)

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