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craigs1
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3D Model Exported from Catia to C3D

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08-22-2013 11:22 AM

Good Day,

 

I need to export a 3d model from Catia to be used in C3D.  I have saved the Catia model as a .stp file.  I then opened this file in Inventor and created a .sat file from it.  I then imported the .sat file into C3D.  The model appears in C3D as a mesh.  When I check the properties of it, it is listed as a surface but it isn't a C3D surface or anything that I am able to use for quantities etc.  Very confusing!!

 

I need to create a tin surface from this to be used for quantity checks.  Can anyone offer any advice on this issue?  I am not very familiar with Catia or Inventor but am very experienced with C3D.

 

I am using Autodesk Civil 3D 2011.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

Craig

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antoniovinci
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Re: 3D Model Exported from Catia to C3D

08-22-2013 11:44 AM in reply to: craigs1

What about solidifying your waterproof mesh, and apply the _MASSPROP command..?

Check this out, sir.

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TRogers
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Re: 3D Model Exported from Catia to C3D

08-22-2013 11:49 AM in reply to: craigs1

Change the Visual Style from 2D Wireframe to Shaded or Realistic.

If the issue was resolved by this method, please click on "Accept As Solution"
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craigs1
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Re: 3D Model Exported from Catia to C3D

08-23-2013 04:02 AM in reply to: craigs1

Thanks for the repsonses! 

 

I got it to work by exploding the mesh twice which then left splines.  Did a multiple PEDIT on these to convert them to 3D POLYLINES and then built my surface based on that.

 

Regards,

 

Craig

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