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sergey.churilov
Posts: 59
Registered: ‎04-12-2012

Panel contour points modification (API)

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04-12-2012 10:51 PM

Hi,

 

Is there any way to present panel contour points (coordinates X, Y, Z) in a table like the table available for nodes?

 

I do not want table for each individual panel, but a table which presents all contour points for all defined panels in a model on one sheet.

This could be helpful for fast correction of the contour points coordinates, especially in cases without precise geometry where the 9th decimal place at a coordinate makes all the difference between a good or bad mesh.

 

 

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tony.ridley
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-12-2012 11:16 PM in reply to: sergey.churilov
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Artur.Kosakowski
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-12-2012 11:20 PM in reply to: sergey.churilov

No, this is possible only for one panel at a time but I would suggest considering the use of the detailed correction option and adjust the model either structural axes or indicated planes instead.

 

See e.g. http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Robot-Structural/Detailed-Correction/m-p/3079956

 

If you find your post answered press the Accept as Solution button please. This will help other users to find solutions much faster. Thank you.

 

 



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sergey.churilov
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-12-2012 11:55 PM in reply to: sergey.churilov

@Tony

 

Hi Tony, I have been reading many of your post and I found out that we have come to the same problems in using Robot. I have been using Robot for 10 years, but some of the questions/problems still remain unsolved even in the latest releases.

 

Anyway, I will try and use the macro excel file that were provided and let you know my experience

 

 

@Artur

 

This option works sometimes, but not always. The problems about contour points misalignment still remains on some panels.

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tony.ridley
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-13-2012 07:04 AM in reply to: sergey.churilov

I run the spreadsheet in the link, but I add a few columns to fix the rounding issues. 

ie =fixed(cell,3)

then i replace the original columns in the spreadsheet before I hit update.

 

I use it on an almost daily basis and find it works really well.

 

Tony

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-13-2012 07:26 AM in reply to: tony.ridley

Is this general improvement? If so maybe we can update xls ?



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tony.ridley
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-13-2012 07:32 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

If the problem where rounding of decimal points for node co-ordinates is not linked to the user defined job units is not fixed in future Robot versions, then yes.  (sorry still havn't used 2013)

 

If not, then the spreadsheet needs an update to include a rounding feature.  I have already done this though, shortly after you provided it.  This panel geometry sheet you made is one of my favourites.  Gets used almost daily.   

 

Tony

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-13-2012 07:45 AM in reply to: tony.ridley

If the problem where rounding of decimal points for node co-ordinates is not linked to the user defined job units is not fixed in future Robot versions, then yes.  (sorry still havn't used 2013)

 

Rounding is not impemented but... thru API it can be done.

I will see. :-)

 

If not, then the spreadsheet needs an update to include a rounding feature.  I have already done this though, shortly after you provided it.  This panel geometry sheet you made is one of my favourites.  Gets used almost daily.   

 

Nice to hear that.

Update xls and share.

 

 



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tony.ridley
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-13-2012 07:58 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

Yes Sir.

 

Monday!

 

too late on Friday now to make the brain do this

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sergey.churilov
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Re: Panel contour points modification

04-13-2012 08:09 AM in reply to: tony.ridley

Please do so. I tried the sheet provided in the other post.

It works perfectly. Its a miracle. Thank you so much.

 

BTW is there any Robot open source manual or tutorial available to download?

This just imposed many ideas I would like to implement for other analysis needs.

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