We are just beginning to use CircuitWorks to import board designs from Altium Designer and having some growing pains.
The EE on the project wanted a set of STEP files for performing a visual verification in Altium Designer. However every file I created was not oriented properly. When exporting the STEP files I choose to use the CWX coordinate system in the Export-Option dialog. When the files were imported into Altium Designer, the data was referenced back to the default coordinate system. I found a work around, but am wondering if maybe something else is wrong. The work around is to:
- Export to STEP choosing the CWX coordinate system.
- Close the part file.
- Import the STEP file into SW.
- Heal any faces.
- Export to STEP again.
We are running SolidWorks 2012 SP03. Any insight is appreciated.