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What are the 3D Import options available in ACE?

3D Import Options - In ACE Translator 3000:

Scale Factor: Scale to use when importing STEP file.  Default is 1.0 Units: Choose the import units you wish to use.  Default is millimeter.
Flash Round/Rectangle Shapes:  Converts circles and rectangular boundaries to flashes. This reduces total objects and optimizes the data
Output Type: Choose how extracted objects will be imported into ACE 3000.
Polygon       Output all boundaries as filled. The outermost boundary is filled (Dark), and all Internal boundaries will be converted to either islands or holes. This is the default.
TriangleFastest output type available.  Output will appear the same as "Polygon" however the output will be multiple triangles.
LineGenerate all boundaries as unfilled.  No fill.
Extracted Plane: Choose which plane will be used to slice and extract the 3D Step design. Default is X-Y Plane.
X-Y Plane (Default)Extracted plane will be parallel to X-Y plane.  Z coordinate will vary.
X-ZExtracted plane will be parallel to X-Z plane.  Y coordinate will vary.
Y-ZExtracted plane will be parallel to Y-Z plane.  X coordinate will vary.

Note:  Many times a 3D file may be oriented to different planes.  If you choose the wrong extraction plane, typically you will end up with a thin rectangle containing multiple overlapping objects.  In this case choose another plane to extract the 3D file.

Extraction Method: Instruct ACE 3000 how to generate 2D geometries from 3D STEP.
SurfaceGenerate 2D boundaries using surfaces.
EdgeGenerate 2D boundaries using Edges that interest a parallel plane.


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