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USER MANUAL

MedirUtil
AIRBUS ESPAÑA S.L.

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MedirUtil
User Manual

© AIRBUS España S.L. 2007. Todos los derechos reservados. Documento confidencial.
© AIRBUS España SL. 2007. All rights reserved. Confidential and proprietary information.

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Documento confidencial./Page 2 de/of 16 . USER MANUAL MedirUtil REGISTRO DE REVISIONES/RECORD OF REVISIONS Revisión/Issue Preparado/Prepared Aprobado/Approved Motivo de Modificación / Change Reason Fecha/Date Firma/Signature Firma/Signature A Angel Gerardo Fernández / Veredas Oscar 04-Oct-07 López-Hontanar © AIRBUS España S. © AIRBUS España S.L. Todos los derechos reservados. All rights reserved. 2007.L. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. Confidential and proprietary information. 2007.

...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................10 3........................................ Documento confidencial................. UTILITY................................1 Types of elements and statuses..............................................5 3..........2 Selection of files ................4 2.........2 Right-hand button menu........................10 3............. USER MANUAL MedirUtil INDICE / CONTENTS 1..............3...........................1 System requirements:............................... etc…)............................... Validate Measurements .................3........4 Reloading of data ....................................12 3. Stock......................................................................................9 3............4 2............ © AIRBUS España S............................15 4..7 3.....................................................3..................../Page 3 de/of 16 ................................................................................ TREATMENT OF ERRORS............................................4 2................11 3.....................2 Others (C_Aux.................... OPERATION..14 3........4 Step 3................6 Measurement criteria ............2 Step 1...............2 Macros existing within this macro....................................2.....................................................................3.......................................1 CATParts requirements.................................................... Open New Window ....................................2...........................................................................2..................................................... 2007.............. 2007.............................................................. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág....................................................3...............................L................14 3...................................................................................................................................... Analyze Rough Stock..........14 3.........................................................2..................................................16 © AIRBUS España S.................................L....6 3........................................................10 3..........................................................6 3............................1 Main...........1.1 Initial checks ......... Confidential and proprietary information............ INSTALLATION.....................9 3.....................................5 Application of data ..........12 3.....5 Step 4....1 List of parts to be measures ...............................................3 Acquisition of dimensions..................................7 Report ......................... All rights reserved...............................................5 2.................................................. Todos los derechos reservados.......3 Step 2................................................................... Creates Rough Stock.................................................5 2... Process_Tree..7 3..........

© AIRBUS España S.L. UTILITY The utility of this macro is to facilitate the task of procuring the parts that make up a jig. the macros will appear in the list and may be executed. Confidential and proprietary information. the file provided with the extension./Page 4 de/of 16 . 2007.catvba should be copied to the folder in which storage is to be carried out.CATVBA) should be searched for in the folder in which it has been copied. Then. this may be due to the VBA libraries not being correctly installed in CATIA. All rights reserved. INSTALLATION To install the macros.6 “Measurement criteria” 2. Use of the utility can mean savings of up to 80% in the time required to perform this task. This may easily be checked on the menu ToolsÆMacro. In the window displayed. looking to see whether the last option.L. The objective sought is to obtain the dimensions of the measurable parts (1) of a Jig. In this case the VBA libraries must be reinstalled for PesoUTIL to operate. the data-processing system should fulfill the following: 1 It is possible that the “VBA projects” option is not shown as being available in Library type.1 System requirements For the correct operation of this macro. An explorer window will be opened. 2007. from where the file provided (. Subsequently. select Tool → Macro → Macros… from CATIA. Width and Length (see table) in the case of elements so requiring. © AIRBUS España S. Documento confidencial. select VBA projects 1 (figure) and click on the button Add existing library. appears as being deactivated. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. USER MANUAL MedirUtil 1. Dimension Thickness/Diameter Width Length Property in English THICKNESS/DIAMETER WIDTH LENGTH Propiedad en Español ESP_DIAM ANCHO LARGO (1) Most of the parts of a jig may be measured using this macro. click on the button Another window will be displayed: In “Library type”. the exceptions being reflected in section 3. Group or Assembly and automatically insert the properties corresponding to their Thickness/Diameter. when Close is clicked on. “Visual Basic Editor”. Todos los derechos reservados. 2.

the following command may be written in Start Æ Execute (Administrator privileges are necessary). It is necessary for the system to have the following shared Visual Basic libraries installed and registered: o COMCTL32. Stock./Page 5 de/of 16 .2 Macros existing within this macro 2.2. All rights reserved. Documento confidencial. 2007. 2. Todos los derechos reservados. who will obtain the following error if this is attempted: © AIRBUS España S.L.OCX o COMCT332. the system will generate the following message: 2. Process_Tree. When executing this macro the option Load Referenced Documents should be activated in Tools Æ Options Æ General . USER MANUAL MedirUtil . © AIRBUS España S. REGSVR32 [route + name_library] If registration is performed correctly. 2007.1 Main This is the main macro executed in MedirUtil. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. These macros cannot be executed by the user. Confidential and proprietary information. etc…) These macros that appear in the library have no direct use and are used by the Main macro.L.2 Others (C_Aux.2.OCX • Help: To register libraries.

Selection of files 3. On initiating. If the document that is active is of another type. If an erroneous part is clicked on.1 Initial checks MedirUtil will run through all the CATIA files contained in the active CATProduct. the erroneous parts will appear in the main window coloured red. If an error is dicovered. This may be summarized in five main points: 1. IMPORTANT: In most cases.L. Documento confidencial. Validation of data 5. LTR. although this is not an essential requirement for the operation of MedirUtil . Confidential and proprietary information. Initial checks 2. OPERATION MedirUtil obtains the dimensions of Thickness/Diameter. 2007. MedirUtil will show a warnings table./Page 6 de/of 16 . the error that prevents it from being processed by MedirUtil will be identified. a CATProduct file must first be open and active in CATIA. On acceptance. Todos los derechos reservados. Application of data 6. file processing will be speeded up enormously if all the files are previously loaded in Design Mode. Width and Length of CATParts (Except AX. taking note of the necessary data and of the errors encountered that prevent the calculation of dimensions. or if there is no document open. the normal operation of MedirUtil begins. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. Measuring of parts 4. 2007. © AIRBUS España S.L. To execute it. USER MANUAL MedirUtil 3. Report 3. The user may select whichever he prefers since this does not alter the final result. All rights reserved. © AIRBUS España S. NCU and those created with Structural Parts) on the basis of the stock created by the CATIA tool “Rough Stock”. a Group or an Assembly. MedirUtil will not operate. The root CATProduct may be a Jig.

Having the MATERIAL property filled in as per AING-101. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. Elements instantiated several times in CATIA will be represented once only on the MedirUtil tree in order to save space. Todos los derechos reservados. but with certain differences. since with this datum MedirUtil contrasts data with the material tables and displays help shortening and simplifying the task. Documento confidencial.1 CATParts requirements The requirements to be met by a CATPart for processing by MedirUtil are as follows: .2 Selection of files Following the previous checks. Different information on the element represented may be found in each node: Color Selection Dimensions Icon Position box (Thickness x Width x Length © AIRBUS España S. as indicated below./Page 7 de/of 16 . USER MANUAL MedirUtil 3. chapters 5 and 12) . 2007. © AIRBUS España S. but very convenient. MedirUtil will display the main operating window from where the user may carry out all the actions.. Not being designed with several Bodies. The tree is made up of several nodes. 2007. This window consists of a tree structure similar to that of CATIA. Confidential and proprietary information. in which all the files to be processed are displayed.L.1.L. represented similarly to in the case of CATIA. (See APC-029. On the right are the buttons with the different actions that may be performed. 3. This is not obligatory.e. those whose dimensions may be obtained. Possession of the Properties indicated below: Property in English MATERIAL THICKNESS/DIAMETER WIDTH LENGTH Property in Spanish MATERIAL_NORMAL ESP_DIAM ANCHO LARGO (Only for old jigs) . i. All rights reserved.

Elements selected will be shown in bold. Selection box: this allows the element to be selected for MedirUtil to obtain its measures. © AIRBUS España S.1 “Types of elements and statuses”. In case of Group or Jig Products. Icon: indicates the type of element. 2007.L. Position of the part: this is shown when the Instance Description field is filled in. Dimensions: these appear in brackets in the following order: Thickness/Diameter x Width x Length. . the empty ones will appear with two hyphens (--). The color indicates the status of the element. The user has available several quick selection buttons: This button is used to select all the elements whose dimensions can be calculated using MedirUtil. the Part Number will be shown. for example “60x--x150”.L. USER MANUAL MedirUtil . Documento confidencial. If nothing appears. and since these these items should not have the Instance Description filled in. In the case of parts for which only certain dimensions are procured. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág./Page 8 de/of 16 . Todos los derechos reservados. 2007. © AIRBUS España S. their Part Number will be shown. .2. The list of possible statuses is shown below: Section 3. This button is used to select those elements that can be calculated by MedirUtil and that have nothing noted as regards dimensions. If this is not the case. regardless of whether they already have values noted or blank.1 “Types of elements and statuses” shows a brief description of each type of element recognized by MedirUtil. This button clears the current selection. All rights reserved. A more complete description may be found in section 3. These may be the dimensions the part had before executing MedirUtil or those recently obtained. along with the different statuses of these items. Confidential and proprietary information.2. it means that this item has nothing in Properties in reference to its dimensions. . . Note that erroneous elements cannot be selected for calculation. A list of the types of elements is shown in the following figure. By means of the selection box the user may choose the files for which the dimensions are to be calculated.

or modify them manually. Nevertheless. Manually edit: This will open a window in which the user may manually input the material and/or dimensions of the element. © AIRBUS España S.2 Right-hand button menu There is a contextual menu that may be activated by clicking with the right-hand mouse button on any of the elements in the tree./Page 9 de/of 16 .1. See section 3. other elements may be associated with this node. Its dimensions will be shown in brackets in the following order: “(Thickess/Diameter x Width x Length)”. This is of use in the case of parts that cannot be calculated for whatever © AIRBUS España S. Todos los derechos reservados.2. This element has just been processed by MedirUtil. All rights reserved.L. This element already had dimensions specified in Properties before MedirUtil was executed.1 Types of elements and statuses These are the different types of elements recognized by MedirUtil: Represents any CATIA CATProduct. Documento confidencial. Confidential and proprietary information. 2007. As in CATIA. Represents any CATIA CATPart whose dimensions may be obtained by MedirUtil. This definition may be consulted at any time by clicking on the help button in the upper right-hand corner of the tree in the main window. USER MANUAL MedirUtil 3. information will be displayed on the error. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. This element does not fulfil the requirements for acquisition of its dimensions. These dimensions may be re-calculated is this is selected.L. the user may re-calculate them if he so wishes. By clicking on the part selection box. 2007. The options on this menu are as follows: Highlight in CATIA: Selects all the instances of the element in CATIA for easy location. 3. MedirUtil will process this element if the selection box is marked.2.1 “CATParts requirements”. The following colors will be used by MedirUtil for representation depending on the status of the element: This is an element that does not yet have dimensions but that fulfils all the requirements.

the window will be displayed again with the list of parts. Below there are several buttons: © AIRBUS España S. but will not take them to the CATPart until is selected. This process is performed semi-automatically.3. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. Confidential and proprietary information.L. which consists of four steps. remaining present throughout the entire process of measuring a specific part. 3. Todos los derechos reservados. The Part Number of the part being measured will appear in the yellow box. Documento confidencial. All rights reserved. 3. The procedure is as follows: 3. It may also be used when the user wishes to correct the material and/or any of the dimensions calculated by MedirUtil .2 Step 1. By clicking on the button. Once they have been processed. clearly displaying the result. if they are filled in in CATIA. The list shows the Part Number of the part alongside the field “Processed”. Initially blank. 2007. depending on whether the part has been processed or not. MedirUtil will show the user a window with the elements that have been selected and whose dimensions are to be acquired. USER MANUAL MedirUtil reason. as they will be presented for a part. following a procedure in which the user should intervene at certain times for the acquisition of measures to be correct.3. a repetitive process will be started in which measurements will be performed part by part.3 Acquisition of dimensions By clicking on the button we get MedirUtil to initiate the process of capturing the dimensions of selected parts. now with the field “Processed” filled in. 2007.1 List of parts to be measured As a starting point. Open New Window Once the button has been clicked on. The macro will register the data internally and use them from hereon. © AIRBUS España S. will be repeated once for each part until all have been processed. The four steps are shown below. may be seen the Designation and Material. Beneath this. This process./Page 10 de/of 16 . the window “Measure part” will appear. the “Processed” field will take the value “OK” or “NO” on completion of the execution.L. or if the process is cancelled half way through. in green boxes.

allowing the measurement to be performed more conveniently. By means of this tool the user should generate the stock of material. © AIRBUS España S. The skipped part will be shown in the “List of parts to be measured” window with the value “NO” in the “Processed” field./Page 11 de/of 16 . if necessary. 2007. Todos los derechos reservados. © AIRBUS España S. we can go on to the next step. When the “Creates Rough Stock” button is clicked on. At this point the intervention of the user is decisive. Documento confidencial. allowing for generation of the stock of material enclosing the Part. by orienting the stock by clicking on select and one side of the part. On opening the part in a new window.3 Step 2. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág.6 “Measuring criteria”).3. It will be used in Step 4. on the criterion of the user. as a result of which it will be shown inactive. we go on to the next step in the measuring procedure. net. where its dimensions will be measured. This is the button used to advance in the measuring process. Here the parts that have been processed may be seen and the decision may be taken to continue measuring or return to the main window of MedirUtil . All rights reserved. This button may be used to terminate the measuring process and will re-open the window “List of parts to be measuredr”. Confidential and proprietary information. the “Measure part” window we will change the button that has just been clicked on for another.L. Once this button has been clicked on. Clicking on this button causes CATIA to open the part in a new window. which will allow the next step in the measuring procedure to be performed. he can use this button to skip it and thus not have to cancel the measuring process. Once the stock has been created. adapted to the part. Creates Rough Stock Once the part has been opened. there will be a much clearer view of it. The tool “Creates Rough Stock” is used in the CATIA module “Generative Shape Design” and in others. since the stock created must be verified to correctly enclose the part. By clicking now on the button. It has the following icon ( ). USER MANUAL MedirUtil This button has no function in this step. 2007. This button serves to skip the part and go on to the next. If the user sees that the part cannot be measured correctly with MedirUtil (see section 3. This is accomplished by selecting the PartBody and. the CATIA tool “Creates Rough Stock” will be initiated. this tool is started up automatically and the “Rough Stock Creation” window is shown. Validate Measures.L. 3.

since the definitive measures that will be noted on the part appear below.L. where the user may modify the stock data as he wishes. If for any reason the stock has not been created.4 Step 3. Now the button shows: This button should be clicked on only when the stock has been created for the part. the user will be given the opportunity to re-create it. these boxes will show the same value as the net measures. returning to step 2. applying the corresponding allowances if necessary. as a result of which the following message will be shown: If No is selected. Validate Measures Finally. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. Documento confidencial. the user should validate the measures just performed on the stock. click on .3.3. © AIRBUS España S. Initially.L. 2007. By clicking. © AIRBUS España S. or cannot be detected. the programme will analyze the stock. Measures for PROCUREMENT: These are the measures that will be noted on the part. Analyze Rough Stock In the previous step. taking its measures and automatically eliminating it such that execution of the process will not leave remains of the geometry in the parts. as measured on the stock. Width and Length. Confidential and proprietary information. 2007. this changes automatically to the next step. These measures are informative only. NET Measures: Shown here will be the three boxes corresponding to Thickness/Diameter. which will be used to validate the measures. 3. with an accuracy of one decimal place. By clicking on the text See allowances application standards a window will be opened with the rules contained in AING-142 and governing this issue. Todos los derechos reservados./Page 12 de/of 16 . when the button “Creates Rough Stock” is clicked on.5 Step 4. the dimensions may be input manually in the next step. All rights reserved. Width and Length boxes. They appear in the Thickess/Diameter. To accomplish this. Several new fields may now be seen in the window. USER MANUAL MedirUtil 3.

Documento confidencial. The user will select the appropriate one. of the Width box of “Measures for PROCUREMENT”. the process will be considered completed and the main window of MedirUtil will be displayed again. and will perform the following: 1. By clicking on it. © AIRBUS España S. MedirUtil window with recently calculated parts (in blue). USER MANUAL MedirUtil This button is now shown activated. When there are no more parts to be processed. By clicking on the “Finished” button. Deactivation.L. the window with the List of parts will be shown again. The recently calculated measures will be shown in blue. MedirUtil will search among the materials of AING-101 for those corresponding to the available data on the part. it is possible to select the Shape of the Material corresponding to the current part from a scroll menu. © AIRBUS España S. 2. changing of the DESIGNATION if not correct accoriding to AING- 142. When this is done.L. 2007. Once the measures that the user considers to be correct have been input. if appropriate./Page 13 de/of 16 . since for certain parts this datum is left blank. The part will be closed in CATIA and the measuring process will begin with the next. Confidential and proprietary information. Display of the possible thickness(es) for the part accoring to AING-101. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. the designer will click on this button to declare them valid and the macro will save them for this part. All rights reserved. For profiles and tubes. Chapter on Procurement. Todos los derechos reservados. 3. now indicating which have been processed and which have not. 2007.

since there are parts that do not accept this criterion for calculation of their procurement dimensions. Confidential and proprietary information. 3. the user should consider when this method is valid for the part being measured. if he so wishes. not the stock proposed by MedirUtil. in order for the changes to be definitively registered. USER MANUAL MedirUtil 3. It is recommended that Save Management in the CATIA menu File be used.L. the user should save the files. Parts obtained by bending sheet.6 Measurement criteria Given that the dimensions of parts will be obtained by creating the stock of material surrounding them. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. All rights reserved. Documento confidencial. which has been obtained from a round bar of a certain length. applying a 180º bend. Once the data have been applied in CATIA. Consider the part shown in the figure. In this case the stock calculated by MedirUtil is not valid for procurement. MedirUtil will previously show a window in which the user may check which elements of CATIA are to be updated.4 Reload data By clicking on the button it is possible to read the data again from CATIA. 2007. 2007. In this way the user can correct erroneous parts as they goes without the need to re-execute the macro. By clicking on the “Accept” button the operation will definitively be performed.L. Profiles extruded around a curve. © AIRBUS España S.5 Application of data By clicking on the button the dimensions obtained by MedirUtil can be dumped in CATIA. © AIRBUS España S./Page 14 de/of 16 . Todos los derechos reservados. written in the Properties appropriate to each part. Without getting involved in an extensive study of the variety of parts that might not be valid for measurement using MedirUtil. 3. certain common examples are given below in order to show the user certain parts for which the process performed by MedirUtil is typically not valid. since in this case what should be procured is the sheet developed.

26-09-07 131834. All rights reserved. The address bar is available in the Windows Explorer menu: SeeÆToolbarsÆAddress bar.7 Report By clicking on the button it is possible to obtain a complete report in HTML format with the results of executing MedirUtil . 2007. © AIRBUS España S.L. Documento confidencial. This is saved by default in the temporary folder of the system with a name similar to the following: Report MedirUTIL . Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. If for any reason Internet Explorer does not open when clicking on the “Report” button. 2007. the user should have access to reading and writing to the system temporary folder. Access may be gained to this folder by writing %TEMP% on the address bar of Windows Explorer and clicking on [Enter]. Todos los derechos reservados.L./Page 15 de/of 16 . in order for the report to be generated and saved correctly.html. Confidential and proprietary information. Example of report generated by MedirUtil © AIRBUS España S. USER MANUAL MedirUtil 3. The report is generated in HTML format and displayed automatically in Internet Explorer. Consequently. the HTML file should be opened manually.

Access may be gained to the temporary folder of the system by writing %TEMP% on the Address Bar of Windows Explorer. USER MANUAL MedirUtil 4. All rights reserved. Send this file to your Airbus España contact for us to correct it as soon as possible. It does not contain data identifying your company. Edición/Issue: A Fecha/Date: Oct 2007 Pág. the following warning window will be displayed and the error will then be registered in the errors report. © AIRBUS España S. Whenever an error occurs that cannot be resolved by MedirUtil. although from AIRBUS-E it is recommended that execution is not continued. In response to this type of errors. MedirUtil is prepared to manage whatever unexpected errors might occur. Confidential and proprietary information. TREATMENT OF ERRORS For a series of different circumstances. 2007. automatically generating an error report in the system temporary folder. © AIRBUS España S. Todos los derechos reservados. Documento confidencial. The user may choose either of these two options. MedirUtil offers the possibility of attempting to continue execution. MedirUtil may encounter errors during operation. 2007./Page 16 de/of 16 .L. since both the data calculated and the data in the reports may not be reliable. The information contained in this file is generic in nature and may be consulted by the user. In order to resolve these situations.L.