Ba-Thong Phan, this could probably be done with a programmer tha
knows Pro-Toolkit. They could set it up to run Pro-E with no_window
and then execute the needed commands to run the conversion. But i
would take a while to program it. If you only have a handful o
parts, then do it manual like Kumar explained. Otherwise, look for
I looked at PTC to see if it could be done via Pro-Batch, but ther
wasn't anything that indicated that Pro-Batch would work
Good luck, Glenn |B
If I were you, I would make a map-key and start going at it. Chances
are you probably finish this mundance task and make the dead line
before that "magic one click" is found.
I know this is no help, but just throwing in my 2 cents. <grin>
There's a cheat that works under very specific circumstances: you need Mechanica
and you need the parts to be in assemblies. When Mechanica starts, it offers you
the option to set your units. Whatever you set them to, every part in an
gets 'batch' converted to those units because Mechanica can't run with parts in
different units from the assembly where they are components. This leads me to
believe that there must be conversion utility that Mechanica goes to to do this
units conversion. Maybe in one of the /bin directories.
I don't think you need a licence of Mechanica, the conversion takes
place BEFORE going into Mech, so it must be in ProE somewhere. I use
this 'functionality' all the time when students forget to make things in
proper (that's metric here in the UK) units.
If you use this I think that the 'dimension' doesn't change, so this may
not be so useful. Looks like batch files are the way to go. Of course
Glen could always persuade his company to join 98% of countries in the
world in adopting the metric system ;-)
and you need the parts to be in assemblies. When Mechanica starts, i
the option to set your units. Whatever you set them to, every part i
gets 'batch' converted to those units because Mechanica can't run wit
different units from the assembly where they are components. Thi
leads me to
believe that there must be conversion utility that Mechanica goes t
to do this
units conversion. Maybe in one of the /bin directories
David, I didn't know this, but it's good to know. so you mean that h
could take all of his file and create one big ass assembly. Then ru
Mechanica and convert them all that way. Nice job
Sounds like a lot of work, yeah, but that's exactly what I mean! And, I suspect
that a lot of the 800 files will be in assemblies, anyway. I'd be much happier
I could come here and tell everyone that there's this functionality or this
utility that will take an entire directory of files and convert them to another
system of units. And that's exactly the problem with Chin Pham's Mapkey
where does the mapkey get this list, the whole contents of a directory to open
convert. What I'm talking about is an actual convert utility (it must exist in
Pro/e and the /bin directories show some such files) to take input (from what,
what) and go through a list of Pro/e files and do the deed, save and move to the
next file, bing bing bing. Get to the end of the list and exit. This would
certainly be preferrable to making a kloodged assembly to get some completely
unrelated files converted from one unit sys to another. Anyway, this type of
simplicity, utility and elegance is completely missing in Pro/e: here you are
aware of a bean counter going 'How can we get some money out of them for a
utility. Oohh, call it an "add on"!?! Yeah, that's the ticket, a new 'module'.
Yeah, make 'em pay. That's the ticket. Bean counters rule.' Ummm, does anyone
here, the formula for PTC nickel and diming ITSELF to death!!!!
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