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Issue with Import of STP files

paul_howard263paul_howard263 Member Posts: 5
I've just imported several files in stp format from Turbocad. These were all created in Inch mode. When I open them in Onshape I have discovered that they have all been reduced in size by a factor of 25.4. It seems that Onshape thinks they were created as very small MM parts. How can I fix this?

Thanks Much,
Paul Howard


  • Narayan_KNarayan_K Member Posts: 379 ✭✭✭
    @ paul_howard263 , For me importing from other software(like NX and Solid works)and importing into Onshape works fine.if i create 1in x 1in x 1in block after exporting into Onshape will give value 25.4 mm x 25.4 mm x 25.4 mm.If i want it in Inch i can change work space unit to in so that it will be 1 in x 1in x 1in block.
    There is no option to scale with some factor while importing in Onshape. As a work around you can scale the parts using Transform option after importing in to part studio.

  • paul_howard263paul_howard263 Member Posts: 5
    How do I find out what the workspace units are set to and how do I change them if I need to?
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 5,349
    See the hamburger menu (3 horizontal lines) top left. It could also possibly be the output from TurboCAD is in the wrong units?
    Senior Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • paul_howard263paul_howard263 Member Posts: 5
    As best as I can tell, everything in TC is in inches and there are no settings that I can find when I'm doing the export. I'll do some digging on the TC forums to see what they say there.

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