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Mate issue with .IGES import

derek_boasederek_boase Member Posts: 3 EDU
I imported an IGES file into and none of the mates were imported with it. I searched in the insert area but wasn't able to see anything useful. Any suggestions?


  • bradley_saulnbradley_sauln Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 250
    When you import CAD data into Onshape, no matter the format it will be treated and handled the same. Since we are a different CAD system from where ever the data is coming from, the features are handled differently and so are the mates. Imported geometry will be simplified and we have a suite of direct editing features to make modifications to it.

    On the mating side we have a very different approach to mates compared to other CAD systems so even if the mates were imported they wouldn't be very useful. @derek_boase take a look at how we handle mates and see how we help reduce the number needed by about a ratio of 3 to 1. 

    If you need help mating your import together feel free to share a link to a public document here in the forum so we can take a look and help out.
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  • derek_boasederek_boase Member Posts: 3 EDU
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