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Why is it so and how can I fix it,

I recently started to use Onshape. Making plans for a letter box, Sent my DXF to the cutters, whose response was WHY is your letter box 32mt tall.
Checked my units settings (OKmm) checked my file with eDrawings to find the 32mt tower.

So what am I doing not right

THANKS anybody.......................

Best Answers

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,691
    Accepted Answer
    They need to set the units on their software when they import, as the DXF file format is unitless
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • dirk_van_der_vaartdirk_van_der_vaart Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Never had problem's about unit's when you export directly from a planar face, like this

Answers

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,691
    Accepted Answer
    They need to set the units on their software when they import, as the DXF file format is unitless
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • tim_hess427tim_hess427 Member Posts: 449 PRO
    edited March 26
    See this discussion thread from a few weeks ago.  In summary, DXF file format is unitless, but there are some parameters that importing software use to "guess" at the units. Sometimes they get it wrong. 

    Dimensions not correct when exported from OnShape — Onshape
  • dirk_van_der_vaartdirk_van_der_vaart Member Posts: 94 ✭✭✭
    Accepted Answer
    Never had problem's about unit's when you export directly from a planar face, like this
  • charlie_aaquilinacharlie_aaquilina Member Posts: 3
    Thank you I shall try that out.

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