Elysium CADporter CATIA V5 to/from Pro/ENGINEER Translator User’s Guide

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Export from Pro/ENGINEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Installing CADporter files on a Unix system. . . . . . 6 Getting started with CATIA V5 plug-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 19 Appendix B. . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Installation Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Import into Pro/ENGINEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 About CADporter for CATIA V5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Troubleshooting Tips of Pro/E plug-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Importing files into CATIA V5. . Customizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Node Lock License file. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fixing problems with model data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Elysium License. . . 4 Installing CADporter files on Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Obtaining your Elysium license passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Configuring files required to run Pro/E plug-in (runtime files) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elysium License Management . . . . . Modifying the translated model in Pro/ENGINEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Troubleshooting Tips of CATIA V5 plug-in . . . . . . License Client Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Table of Contents About this manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appendix A. . . . . . . 13 13 13 13 Getting started with Pro/E plug-in on UNIX systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing license server files . . . Units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Starting up CATIA V5 plug-in . 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Import into CATIA V5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Exporting from CATIA V5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elysium License Setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Getting started with Pro/E plug-in on Windows systems . . . .PROE . . . . . . . . Startup Pro/ENGINEER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 General . . . . . . . . .

. . . . Appendix C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Appendix D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Environment Variable Options. . . . .Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting up Floating License . . . . . Reported Information . . . . . . . . . . . . License Check Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to run . . . . . . . . . . . . For converting into Pro/ENGINEER or I-DEAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starting up License Client Setting dialog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For converting into Mechanical Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Healing option for all CADporter products . 21 21 21 22 23 23 23 24 25 25 25 25 26 26 EXPORT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Report Sample. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For converting SOLM entities from CATIA V4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . For CATIA V4 to Inventor or Mechanical Desktop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Setting up Node Lock License . . .

For more technical information about entity mapping and specification. although the installation instructions require some familiarity with basic Windows or UNIX systems administrations tasks and general networking concepts.com/ Products and Support pages EXPORT 3 . see the Elysium License Server User’s Guide: LicenseServer. see our web site. It was written for both system administrators and end-users.pdf. configuring.About this manual About this manual This manual describes how to install and run the Elysium software. and running the Elysium License Server software.elysiuminc. http://www. For more information about installing.

Elysium Neutral File You need to have CATIA V5. CATIA plug-in and PROE plug-in. run as an CATIA application and PROE application. EXPORT 4 .PROE About CADporter for CATIA V5 .About CADporter for CATIA V5 .PROE CADporter is an application used to translate CATIA V5 solid models to and from PROE. Two separated software. Each plug-in reads and writes an Elysium Neutral File (ENF).PROE Elysium CATIA V5 . Pro/ENGINEER and CADporter installed and properly licensed in order to use the CADporter.

Elysium License You need to have proper Elysium license and complete the license setting. License Client Setting. It shows detailed process to install and upgrade the Elysium CADporter. Follow the Installation Wizard instructions. EXPORT Please see another document Elysium CADporter Install Guide: InstallGuide. 5 . Please see Appendix A.pdf. Elysium License Management and Appendix B.Installing CADporter files on Windows Installing CADporter files on Windows Installation Wizard You need Administrator privileges in order to install Elysium products.

. provided your Volume Management daemon (vold) is running properly. You’ll need to supply the following information to the installation script: the installation or target directory. Mount the CD-ROM. 3. EXPORT How you start the installation script depends on the particular Unix platform you’re running. Installation Instructions 1. the license client/server port number. Run the install script. use mount -v'cdrfs' -f'' -r'' /dev/cd0 /cdrom Recent versions of Solaris and IRIX will automatically mount a CD. Hints for using the CD on Unix platforms: On HP-UX systems use mount -F cdfs -o cdcase.1 cd_mnt_dir/install/setup cd_mnt_dir/install/setup cd_mnt_dir/cdrom0/install/setup Where cd_mnt_dir is the path to the directory where you mounted the CDROM. the source directory. Elysium License Management. See Appendix A. Please see another document Elysium CADporter Install Guide.. the installation process requires 2 steps. Create a directory to install the translator files. Note." will depend on your hardware configuration. the product number of the CADporter. The second step is described in the Getting Started section specific to your plug-in. 2.Installing CADporter files on a Unix system Installing CADporter files on a Unix system This section describes the installation process. It shows detailed process to install and upgrade the Elysium CADporter. Follow the instructions given by the installation script to install the translators.ro /dev/dsk/c1t2d0 /cdrom The "/dev/dsk/. the license server host name. the first step copies the translator files to your hard-drive and the second places configuration files depending CAD system. For AIX. HP-UX: IRIX: AIX: Solaris: cd_mnt_dir/INSTALL/SETUP\. 6 .

Getting started with CATIA V5 plug-in Getting started with CATIA V5 plug-in Starting up CATIA V5 plug-in 1. Desktop Icon Windows Program Folder Menu 2. this operation is not necessary. Launch CATIA V5 by the Shortcut which has been created during installation. EXPORT 7 . at least a CATPart or a CATProduct should have been opened and activated. Select View/Toolbar/Elysium CATIA V5. If the tool bar is already displayed. To show the tool bar.

b. Specify a folder name which CATProduct and CATPart files are created in.Importing files into CATIA V5 Importing files into CATIA V5 1. The specified folder is newly created. the name of top assembly CATProduct file is to be same as the folder name. Check off when you would not like to create the folder. EXPORT 3. Browse and select a file to be imported. In case of Assembly model. it will be unstitched during the translation and Open Body entity is created instead of the solid 8 . 2. Select Import icon. Specify the options a. Unstitch Tolerance If there is larger gap than this tolerance between an edge and surfaces in a solid. 4. The options to be displayed may vary depending on the Elysium product versions. The Import Dialog Box appears. Less memory mode and Output folder name Check on when you would like faster translation when translating large assembly model. CATProduct and CATPart files during the translation.

You can save this log file by copy & paste or Save Log button. etc. 5. When checked off. Click OK in the Import dialog to start the translation. This option may make the translation slower. Convert surfaces to no-show side Check on when Open Body surfaces need to be translated in no-show side. Convert wires and vertices to no-show side Check on when wireframe curves and vertices need to be translated in noshow side. d.Importing files into CATIA V5 c. Convert face color Check on when face color needs to be translated. 9 . 7. A translation log window appears. wireframe curves and vertices are translated in show side. When checked off. error codes. number of entities. You can confirm the version of installed products by clicking Version button. 6. Open Body surfaces are translated in show side. EXPORT This log message contains the result of translation. e.

d. This option may make the translation slower depending on the translated model. b. Select Export icon. Convert transparency with screen door mode Check on when transparency needs to be translated. Specify the options. Convert elements in no-show side Check on when entities in no-show side need to be translated. 10 . Specify or browse the file name to be exported.Exporting from CATIA V5 Exporting from CATIA V5 1. 5. EXPORT 4. 3. Convert face color Check on when face color needs to be translated. The options to be displayed may vary depending on the versions. a. c. Convert isolated wires and vertices Check on when wireframe curves and vertices needs to be translated. The Export Dialog Box appears. Open CATIA V5 CATProduct or CATPart you wish to translate. 2. e. Convert isolated surfaces(skins) Check on when Open Body surfaces need to be translated.

A translation log window appears. error codes. EXPORT This log message contains the result of the translation. and deleted before finishing the translation. 11 . Rollback (only for exporting Parasolid file) Specify the rollback file size. 8. etc. You can save this log file by copy & paste or Save Log button. number of entities. 6.Exporting from CATIA V5 f. You can confirm the version of installed products by clicking Version button. Click OK in the Export dialog to start the translation. The temporary working file will be created during the translation. Unstitch Tolerance If there is larger gap than this tolerance between an edge and surfaces in a solid. it will be unstitched during the translation and sheer body or surface entity is created in stead of the solid g. 7.

b. Error message: CATIA V5 plug-in is dependent on the CATIA V5 Release versions. c. Using the Cache System option of CATIA V5. Please re-install CATIA V5 plug-in. a. 12 . you might not have started CATIA V5 from Shortcut menu (Icon). EXPORT Import into CATIA V5 1. I can see Export Icon. CATIA V5 may take a lot of memory when importing files into CATIA V5. but don’t see Import Icon Select File\New and activate Product File view window. a. Enable the Cache usage.Troubleshooting Tips of CATIA V5 plug-in Troubleshooting Tips of CATIA V5 plug-in General 1. the tool bar is not displayed. You will need to follow the steps below to show the tool bar. Don’t see both Export and Import Icon In case that you don’t see both Import and Export Icons. it is possible to reduce memory usage of the computer to import large assembly model. Select View\Tool bar Activate the view of ‘Elysium CATIA V5’ tool bar. this error message is displayed. 3. 2. Select Infrastructure/Product Structure/Cache Management tab. If CATIA V5 is upgraded after installing the CATIA V5 plug-in. Select Tool/Option from CATIA V5 tool bar. b. If you still don’t see the tool bar by instructions above.

dat <INSTALLDIR> is the location of the Elysium EXPORT plug-in installation directory.dat file is placed in. This icon insure that the Pro/E plug-in is connected to Pro/ENGINEER. <PROEDIR> is the location of the Pro/ENGINEER installation directory.<PROEDIR>\text\protk. Customizing If you would like to use general Pro/ENGINEER icon or you are using customized Pro/ENGINEER environment. License Client Setting 13 . such as 2000i2 or 2001. please follow the procedure below to install Pro/E Plug-in on Pro/E system installation directory. Please see following sections: – Appendix B. If the file already exist in your Pro/ENGINEER text directory you may need to merge the contents of the file.Getting started with Pro/E plug-in on Windows systems Getting started with Pro/E plug-in on Windows systems Startup Pro/ENGINEER Double-click the icon created on the Desktop during the installation. <proe_version> is the version of ProE. Select License Setting menu from ProE’s file menu and set options in the License Client Setting dialog. In order to complete the installation of Pro/E plug-in.<INSTALLDIR>\Pro<proe_version>_work\protk. Elysium License Setting You need to register Elysium license and complete the license setting when starting using the Plug-in for the first time. you need to copy the following file from the Pro/E plug-in installation directory to your Pro/ENGINEER text directory. protk. It specifies a working directory which protk.dat to .dat The file should be copied: from .

If the file already exist in your Pro/ENGINEER startup directory you may need to merge the contents of the file.Getting started with Pro/E plug-in on UNIX systems Getting started with Pro/E plug-in on UNIX systems Configuring files required to run Pro/E plug-in (runtime files) In order to complete the installation of Pro/E plug-in.dat The file should be copied from <INSTALLDIR>/protk<proe_version>. <proe_version> is the version of ProE. such 2000i2 or 2001. Pro/ENGNEER has to be started up from the directory where protk.dat exists. <INSTALLDIR> is the location of the CADporter installation directory. you need to copy the following file from the CADporter installation directory to your Pro/ENGINEER startup directory.dat. To run Pro/E plug-in. protk. EXPORT 14 .

Select the file name to open in the File Open dialog box shown below. Datum Curve and Point entities are converted. 15 .Volume. – – Volume Only . EXPORT 3. Select Import options. Volume & Datums .Import into Pro/ENGINEER Import into Pro/ENGINEER 1. File\Elysium Import\from (CAD system) 2. The following options may vary depending on target CAD system.Only Volume entity is converted. Select the following option from the File pull-down menu in ProE.

When the file is successfully imported.use this value to create a solid in Pro/ENGINEER. EXPORT 16 .01mm .Pro/E plug-in calculates appropriate tolerance based on the model accuracy and use the value to create a solid in Pro/ENGINEER. the message box is displayed. – – 0. Also the messages are written in a log file whose extension is .ntpr created in the Pro/ENGINEER start up directory. Model Tolerance . Convect surfaces in (CAD system) ? Y/N [Y] OK to Convert surfaces in (CAD systems) YES ? Y/N [N] 4.Import into Pro/ENGINEER – – Or.

/part1.prxx is also created in the same directory./part1../part1. Enter yes or no to one of the two prompts depending whether you are creating a new file or going to overwrite an existing one. Enter the exported file name after this prompt.xxxxxxx? Y/N[N] or OK to overwrite . OK to create .xxxxxxx] 4. Select entity types to be exported.. Succeeded to create a output file.. 17 .xxxxxxx? Y/N[N] 5. OK to continue? Y/Q(Q : quit) [Y] EXPORT 6. Enter output file name [. The log file whose extension is . You will be asked to confirm this operation with the following prompt. you will see the following prompts. File\Elysium Export\to (CAD system) 2. When the exporting is completed. Converting . Select menu from the File pull-down menu in ProE. The options may vary depending on target CAD system.Export from Pro/ENGINEER Export from Pro/ENGINEER 1. 3.

and so on) When contacting Elysium tech support. volumes) in Pro/E can often be fixed using the following Pro/E functions – – – Feature/Redefine/Heal Geometry/Manual/Fix Bndries/Zip Gaps Feature/Redefine/Heal Geometry/Manual/Fix Bndries/Edit Bndry Feature/Redefine/Attribute EXPORT 18 .Troubleshooting Tips of Pro/E plug-in Troubleshooting Tips of Pro/E plug-in Units Pro/E plug-in uses millimeters (mm) as the default units. If you need to change the units after importing the model into Pro/ENGINEER. Fixing problems with model data In cases where a translated model does not appear at all in Pro/ENGINEER. or where only partial translation occurs. be prepared to provide the log file and the error messages if any. problems with translated data can be caused by – – Errors in the solid model of original CAD system Restrictions in the translator’s runtime environment (memory. that you see in the ProE start-up window and error messages that may have occurred during translation. there may be additional steps you can take. In general. use Setup/Units function from Pro/ENGINEER right menu. Modifying the translated model in Pro/ENGINEER Invalid data (faces. swap.

run an MSDOS command prompt using any one of followings: – – – – Start/Run.Appendix A.. you do not need to install or run the Elysium license server. we need information about the machine that hosts the Elysium license server or the Node Lock license file. Node Lock License file An alternative license allows you to run Elysium products on only one machine. Elysium License Management Appendix A. Elysium License Management Installing license server files The Elysium license server manages software licenses for all Elysium products. The Elysium products may be installed at any time but you will need a valid password file from Elysium for the license server to provide access to use the applications. SolidWorks plug-in. authorizing the number and type of licenses for a particular product and expiration dates. MDT plug-in. In this case. authorizing the number and type of licenses for a particular product while monitoring expiration dates. Open: cmd NT: Start/Programs/Command Prompt 2000: Start/Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt XP: Start/All Programs/Accessories/Command Prompt Then. You can create the Elysium license file from Elysium license password file through Elysium add-in menu within the CAD system GUI. enter the command – C:\> ipconfig /all 19 . Inventor plug-in.. Node Lock licensing is supported only by the following plug-ins: CATIA V5 plug-in. The Elysium License Server User’s Guide contains detailed instructions to install and configure the Elysium license server software. For Windows systems. CADdoctor EXPORT Obtaining your Elysium license passwords In order to issue license passwords. The client-server architecture allows the user to run Elysium products on different machines on the network.

– – – – SGI/Irix: /sbin/sysinfo -s HP/HP-UX: /bin/uname -i IBM/AIX: /bin/uname -m Sun/Solaris: /usr/bin/hostid Send the information you obtained above to support@elysiuminc.Appendix A. use one of the commands below to get your machine's identification number (sometimes referred to as its “hostid”). ATTN: License Support. The computer’s MAC address is shown as “physical address” and has the form xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx.com. If you plan to use an Elysium license server running on Unix. Elysium License Management Network information about your computer is displayed. or fax it to (248) 281-0672. EXPORT 20 . You will receive your license password(s) by return email or fax within a business day.

Start up the License Client Setting dialog EXPORT Select Node Lock. License Client Setting Requirements License Client Setting is supported by CATIA V5 plug-in.License CADdoctor for Pro/Engineer . Inventor . For other plug-ins.Help/License Setting CATIA V4 .Parasolid CADporter .Elysium/Registration MDT .Elysium/Registration CADdoctor . SolidWorks . then select the license file you obtained from Elysium. Inventor plug-in. the license client setting is managed by the installer. 21 . You can also drag&drop the password file into the License Client Setting window. – – – – – – – – CATIA V5 . SolidWorks plug-in.License Setting CADdoctor for I-DEAS .elseccfg file from Elysium before proceeding to the next step. Starting up License Client Setting dialog Select the menu from CAD system menu bar.Appendix B. You must have received a valid . License Client Setting Appendix B.In Import or Export dialog Setting up Node Lock License 1.View/Toolbar/Elysium License Client Setting. MDT plug-in or CADdoctor.Elysium/License Client Setting or Registration.

dat or . Start up the License Client Setting dialog. If you select elsec. 22 . If you select .Appendix B. You can select two types of license files.elseccfg. elsec.elseccfg.dat file is generated. Select a file. License Client Setting 2. updated and then used as the node-locked license file. EXPORT Select Floating and enter your Server Name and Port Number. You can also check the connection with the Elysium license server.dat file. elsec. Setting up Floating License 1. it is used as is.

License Check Utility Appendix C. This utility can not be used to get the status of a Node Lock License. The Product ID and Installation ID are used to identify the Elysium product and to manage the Elysium licenses.Appendix C. Password information Product ID. Version of License Server.sh or [License Server installation directory]/elutil/elutil -S<HostName> -P<PortNumber> EXPORT Reported Information Version information Version of this utility. 23 . then click License Status button in the License Server Utility dialog. Elysium products have unique identifiers called Product ID and Installation ID. License Check Utility Elysium License Check Utility reports the status of Elysium License Server. Expiration date. How to run Windows Start\Programs\Elysium Translators\Elysium License Check Utility or Start\Programs\Elysium License Server\License Server. This utility is installed simultaneously when you install CADporter or Elysium License Server. Installation ID. UNIX [CADporter installation directory]/elutil/elutil. Total number of licenses.

Client User name.g.Elysium License Server Status ----License Server : phantom Port : 7890 Version : 6.Appendix C. Client Process ID The screen buffer size may limit the amount of information displayed if you have many licenses.bat > MyLicense. License Check Utility Status information Number of free licenses.Elysium License Utility ----Utility Version : 1.0 ----.0 Product ID 2002 Client aaa Product ID 103211 Client bbb Inst ID 2002 Exp Free 4 Total 5 EXPORT 20031231 User Process 317 xxxx Exp Free 4 5 Total Inst ID 1 21001231 User Process 325 yyyy 24 . You can use the redirection to report the information the to a text file. C:\> C:\Elysium\elutil\elutil.txt Report Sample n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n n ******************************* ELYSIUM LICENSE CHECK UTILITY ******************************** ----. Client machine name. For example for Windows users: e.

This setting will make the translation running time longer. so the options might not be available for your environment. the translation may fail to create the new solid model. variable name: HEAL_EDGE_ON_FACE variable value: 3 For converting into Pro/ENGINEER or I-DEAS EXPORT The translator may fail to trim degenerated surface to create a face when importing model into Pro/ENGINEER or I-DEAS due to Pro/ENGINEER or IDEAS’s API ability. variable name: RECALC_ILLEGAL_SURFACE variable value: 4 For converting SOLM entities from CATIA V4 CADporter does not convert SOLM (Mockup Solid) of CATIA V4 files as a default setting. CADporter will create a planar face for each polygon and the 25 . You can change the setting to improve translation successful ratio for those degenerated surfaces. Environment Variable Options Following options are written for all Elysium translator products.Appendix D. Healing options are always available for any Elysium translator products. Healing option for all CADporter products Fit Surfaces to Trimming Curves This setting will help to create a solid model from an inaccurate solid model in the original CAD system. The facet data consists of planar polygons. If the CAD system has been modeled using a looser tolerance than the tolerance of the destination CAD system. These changes may not be acceptable in some type of data exchange such as class A modeling. This setting allows the translator to move and add control points to surfaces to fix gaps between surfaces and edges. Please note that using this healing technology will change the shape of surfaces that do not stitch into a solid. CATIA V4 SOLM is facet data. Some of options are only used for specific CAD systems. Environment Variable Options Appendix D.

you can change the setting using an environment variable. In other words. Mechanical Desktop creates BODY for each entity as default. the translated model will have large number of face entities and the file size will be bigger than original CATIA V4 file. variable name: VOLUME_TO_BODY variable value: 0 For converting into Mechanical Desktop If you convert other entities than Solid. Environment Variable Options result will be a B-rep solid. you can change the setting using an environment variable. Therefore. If you prefer not to create multiple Parts file for this case. If you prefer to create ASSURFACE. a CATIA WorkSpace is translated as an Inventor Part. variable name: ELMDT_BODY2SRF EXPORT variable value: 1 26 . Inventor or Mechanical Desktop creates multiple Part files with an Assembly as default. SURFACE or WIRE.Appendix D. variable name: EL_SOLM_FACET variable value: 1 For CATIA V4 to Inventor or Mechanical Desktop If the CATIA model has multiple Solids or Volumes without Assembly Ditto & Detail. The translated Inventor Part file will have multiple Solids.

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