I recently sent a step file to a local machines shop and when the shop received the file it was missing an important dimension. Has this occurred to any body else. How can I make sure this doesn't happen again?
I was not aware that you could save dimensions in a STEP file.
I'm also surprised about having a dimension in a step file. You may want to provide an accompanying drawing for reference. A step file should only be a tesselated representation of your original file at 1:1.
A STEP file is not just tesselations. It should include analytical geometry, like planes, cylinders, spheres, and toruses, as well as Nurbs surfaces.
Yea I knew I got that mixed up as soon as I put it up, I usually deal with STL's and got my wires crossed. None the less, the file should be a 1:1 representation of the original.
Micicah, on occasion, I'll export a model as a step file and it will have a face/ vertex error-usually owing to the way the SW model was constructed. It's a good practice to re-imort your step file and run import diagnostics on it to make sure the geometry is useable before sending it out to the machine shop.
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