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*J, Dave
Message 1 of 12 (60 Views)

CATIA ----> IV

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11-25-2002 09:25 PM
What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as a solid in
IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even possible. Is
he lying? Thanks.

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Dave Jacquemotte
davej@autoconcorp.com
*Dotson, Sean
Message 2 of 12 (60 Views)

Re: CATIA ----> IV

11-25-2002 09:36 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
I have to believe that Catia supports either STEP or SAT...

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Sean Dotson, PE
http://www.sdotson.com
...sleep is for the weak..
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"Dave J" wrote in message
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>
> What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as a
solid in
> IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even
possible. Is
> he lying? Thanks.
>
> --
> Dave Jacquemotte
> davej@autoconcorp.com
>
>
>
*Fulford, Drew
Message 3 of 12 (60 Views)

Re: CATIA ----> IV

11-25-2002 10:10 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
Your customer will need to have step writer for catia which is expensive. He
probably doesnt have this.

Failing that route, you can use Elysium Inc's http://www.elysiuminc.com/
catia<->IV translator which i have had great success with, however it too is
expensive. So the question really is, who do you want to spend the money,
you or your customer.

- drew
--
Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/

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"Dave J" wrote in message
news:EF625E356DBB38F93EA99379B51E4263@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
>
> What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as a
solid in
> IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even
possible. Is
> he lying? Thanks.
>
> --
> Dave Jacquemotte
> davej@autoconcorp.com
>
>
>
*J, Dave
Message 4 of 12 (60 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 10:10 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
The customer has told us they can write out to IGES as either wireframe or
"faces". Will either/both of these import into IV or MDT?

--
Dave Jacquemotte
davej@autoconcorp.com


"Drew Fulford" wrote in message
news:A22815A59C57014A1B89E015850EC967@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Your customer will need to have step writer for catia which is expensive. He
> probably doesnt have this.
>
> Failing that route, you can use Elysium Inc's http://www.elysiuminc.com/
> catia<->IV translator which i have had great success with, however it too is
> expensive. So the question really is, who do you want to spend the money,
> you or your customer.
>
> - drew
> --
> Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
>
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
>
>
>
> "Dave J" wrote in message
> news:EF625E356DBB38F93EA99379B51E4263@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> >
> > What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as a
> solid in
> > IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even
> possible. Is
> > he lying? Thanks.
> >
> > --
> > Dave Jacquemotte
> > davej@autoconcorp.com
> >
> >
> >
>
>
*DJSpaceMouse
Message 5 of 12 (60 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 10:17 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
Inventor will import and automatically Stitch and Promote the surface model
into a solid model; however, you're really at the mercy of the software
generating the IGES surface. If surfaces don't quite enclose a volume, the
Stitch and Promote fails. Elysium also has a CADdoctor that will heal "bad"
surfaces or solids. And oh yeah, that's not quite free either.

"Dave J" wrote in message
news:534BB87E09C811F73FB714309676C4D4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> The customer has told us they can write out to IGES as either wireframe or
> "faces". Will either/both of these import into IV or MDT?
>
> --
> Dave Jacquemotte
> davej@autoconcorp.com
>
>
> "Drew Fulford" wrote in message
> news:A22815A59C57014A1B89E015850EC967@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Your customer will need to have step writer for catia which is
expensive. He
> > probably doesnt have this.
> >
> > Failing that route, you can use Elysium Inc's http://www.elysiuminc.com/
> > catia<->IV translator which i have had great success with, however it
too is
> > expensive. So the question really is, who do you want to spend the
money,
> > you or your customer.
> >
> > - drew
> > --
> > Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> > Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> > Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> > Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
> >
> > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
> >
> >
> >
> > "Dave J" wrote in message
> > news:EF625E356DBB38F93EA99379B51E4263@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > >
> > > What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as a
> > solid in
> > > IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even
> > possible. Is
> > > he lying? Thanks.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Dave Jacquemotte
> > > davej@autoconcorp.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*J, Dave
Message 6 of 12 (60 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 10:23 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
Yeah, I've been checking Elysium out. Pretty high cost until you compare that to
a seat of CATIA. Problem I have is appartenly it doens't translate SolidEdge
files. I know it's kind of like UG, but are the formats the same? We have
another customer that will be sending us SE files.

--
Dave Jacquemotte
davej@autoconcorp.com


"DJSpaceMouse" wrote in message
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> Inventor will import and automatically Stitch and Promote the surface model
> into a solid model; however, you're really at the mercy of the software
> generating the IGES surface. If surfaces don't quite enclose a volume, the
> Stitch and Promote fails. Elysium also has a CADdoctor that will heal "bad"
> surfaces or solids. And oh yeah, that's not quite free either.
>
> "Dave J" wrote in message
> news:534BB87E09C811F73FB714309676C4D4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > The customer has told us they can write out to IGES as either wireframe or
> > "faces". Will either/both of these import into IV or MDT?
> >
*Fulford, Drew
Message 7 of 12 (60 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 10:33 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
You can try but IMHO its always a long chot coming from Catia. How much time
do you have to tinker?

- drew
--
Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/



"Dave J" wrote in message
news:534BB87E09C811F73FB714309676C4D4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> The customer has told us they can write out to IGES as either wireframe or
> "faces". Will either/both of these import into IV or MDT?
>
> --
> Dave Jacquemotte
> davej@autoconcorp.com
>
>
> "Drew Fulford" wrote in message
> news:A22815A59C57014A1B89E015850EC967@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Your customer will need to have step writer for catia which is
expensive. He
> > probably doesnt have this.
> >
> > Failing that route, you can use Elysium Inc's http://www.elysiuminc.com/
> > catia<->IV translator which i have had great success with, however it
too is
> > expensive. So the question really is, who do you want to spend the
money,
> > you or your customer.
> >
> > - drew
> > --
> > Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> > Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> > Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> > Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
> >
> > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
> >
> >
> >
> > "Dave J" wrote in message
> > news:EF625E356DBB38F93EA99379B51E4263@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > >
> > > What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as a
> > solid in
> > > IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even
> > possible. Is
> > > he lying? Thanks.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Dave Jacquemotte
> > > davej@autoconcorp.com
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*J, Dave
Message 8 of 12 (60 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 10:33 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
Not a ton of time, but more importantly, not a ton of money to spend on
conversion.

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Dave Jacquemotte
davej@autoconcorp.com


"Drew Fulford" wrote in message
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> You can try but IMHO its always a long chot coming from Catia. How much time
> do you have to tinker?
>
> - drew
> --
> Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
>
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
>
>
>
> "Dave J" wrote in message
> news:534BB87E09C811F73FB714309676C4D4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > The customer has told us they can write out to IGES as either wireframe or
> > "faces". Will either/both of these import into IV or MDT?
> >
> > --
> > Dave Jacquemotte
> > davej@autoconcorp.com
> >
> >
> > "Drew Fulford" wrote in message
> > news:A22815A59C57014A1B89E015850EC967@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Your customer will need to have step writer for catia which is
> expensive. He
> > > probably doesnt have this.
> > >
> > > Failing that route, you can use Elysium Inc's http://www.elysiuminc.com/
> > > catia<->IV translator which i have had great success with, however it
> too is
> > > expensive. So the question really is, who do you want to spend the
> money,
> > > you or your customer.
> > >
> > > - drew
> > > --
> > > Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> > > Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> > > Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> > > Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
> > >
> > > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > > Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Dave J" wrote in message
> > > news:EF625E356DBB38F93EA99379B51E4263@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > >
> > > > What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as a
> > > solid in
> > > > IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even
> > > possible. Is
> > > > he lying? Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Dave Jacquemotte
> > > > davej@autoconcorp.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*Fulford, Drew
Message 9 of 12 (60 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 10:37 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
Someone also reported having some succes using a trial version of ashlar
vellum argon as the go between.

- drew

--
Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/

Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/



"Drew Fulford" wrote in message
news:840F2EE0C06560FDD229146B47BD1567@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> You can try but IMHO its always a long chot coming from Catia. How much
time
> do you have to tinker?
>
> - drew
> --
> Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
>
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
>
>
>
> "Dave J" wrote in message
> news:534BB87E09C811F73FB714309676C4D4@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > The customer has told us they can write out to IGES as either wireframe
or
> > "faces". Will either/both of these import into IV or MDT?
> >
> > --
> > Dave Jacquemotte
> > davej@autoconcorp.com
> >
> >
> > "Drew Fulford" wrote in message
> > news:A22815A59C57014A1B89E015850EC967@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Your customer will need to have step writer for catia which is
> expensive. He
> > > probably doesnt have this.
> > >
> > > Failing that route, you can use Elysium Inc's
http://www.elysiuminc.com/
> > > catia<->IV translator which i have had great success with, however it
> too is
> > > expensive. So the question really is, who do you want to spend the
> money,
> > > you or your customer.
> > >
> > > - drew
> > > --
> > > Drew Fulford B.A.Sc. Systems Engineer
> > > Solid Caddgroup Inc. Burlington, Ontario
> > > Tel: (905)331-9670, Fax: (905)331-7280
> > > Corporate: http://www.solidcadcam.com/
> > >
> > > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > > Visit my MCAD website @ http://www.mymcad.com/
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > "Dave J" wrote in message
> > > news:EF625E356DBB38F93EA99379B51E4263@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > >
> > > > What is the best format to export CATIA to to be able to read it as
a
> > > solid in
> > > > IV? I would guess STEP, but our customer is saying that's not even
> > > possible. Is
> > > > he lying? Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Dave Jacquemotte
> > > > davej@autoconcorp.com
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>
*DJSpaceMouse
Message 10 of 12 (60 Views)

Re:

11-25-2002 11:09 PM in reply to: *J, Dave
Hmmm, really? I have a trial CD of Vellum laying around here. I might have
to give that a try.

"Drew Fulford" wrote in message
news:56A91C9FCB1243F179F8D5F4FB28B4F2@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Someone also reported having some succes using a trial version of ashlar
> vellum argon as the go between.
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