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.
|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.
|Fastest output type available. Output will appear the same as "Polygon" however the output will be multiple triangles.
|Generate 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.
|Extracted plane will be parallel to X-Z plane. Y coordinate will vary.
|Extracted 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.
|Generate 2D boundaries using surfaces.
|Generate 2D boundaries using Edges that interest a parallel plane.