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Applications Notes

The following applications notes may be useful to those who need to convert EDA data into STEP and import it into simulation or 3D CAD tools.

SolidWorks Import with Large Extents Fails

June 9, 2016

Multiple users have reported that when importing STEP files (usually in units of microns) that SolidWorks fails and issues a message:

"This model is outside of the 1000m modeling limit"

(see the SW forum thread:

It is likely that SW Import is unable to properly resize the coordinates from UM (where the values can easily be > 1000) into whatever native units is uses (likely meters.) In order to work around this we now offer in our 3Di2STEP conversion the option to take a UM 3Di file and output it in units of MM. > > > more > > >


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