iges

Is there a way to import an iges into pro-e, then be able to a cut to
the part.
I am using Wildfire M140
Thanks
Frank
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fmcdougle
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Yes, but the geometry you wish to cut must be solid.
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jusford
What do I do to make sure it's a solid?
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fmcdougle
What do I do to make sure it's a solid?
There are several ways but the easiest may be to assign a material (if one is not already assigned) and do 'Analysis>Model Analysis>Compute' and see what mass it comes up with. Non-solids will be zero for mass.
Another way would be to inspect the geometry with 'View>Display Settings>Visibilities' and pick Clip. Slide the bar across and see if you get any red (which would mean you're cutting through solid). A solid red face means you're cutting through a completely solidified part. A red border means you're cutting through a thickened part thats kind of a shell.
The last I'd like to mention is to do an 'Extrude' feature as Remove material. If this bombs or you don't see a cut with the cut walls intact, it's probably not a solid.
David Janes
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David Janes
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not already assigned) and do 'Analysis>Model Analysis>Compute' and see what mass it comes up with. Non-solids will be zero for mass.
Settings>Visibilities' and pick Clip. Slide the bar across and see if you get any red (which would mean you're cutting through solid). A solid red face means you're cutting through a completely solidified part. A red border means you're cutting through a thickened part thats kind of a shell.
If this bombs or you don't see a cut with the cut walls intact, it's probably not a solid.
Are there different ways to import an iges? One gives a solid and another does not?
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fmcdougle
Are there different ways to import an iges? One gives a solid and another does not?
The issue isn't importing, it's exporting. That's what decides what and how you can import. As a test, do the following: 1.. Open any solid or surface part; 2.. Click the 'Save a Copy' icon; 3.. Select .iges from the list 4.. If solid, pick surfaces to save; if surfaces, pick solids and shells to save 5.. Hit the green check then open/insert in Pro/e 6.. The former surface, saved as a solid (assuming a watertight structure) opens as a solid; the former solid, saved as a surface opens as a surface; open surfaces save only as iges surfaces and open only as such. You have no control over what you open, only, possibly, what gets saved and in what form. That might take some communication with a vendor and depend heavily on the capabilities of their software and their knowledge of those capabilities. There is nowhere that familiarity with many different modeling packages is of more use than in guiding the communication between them.
David Janes
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David Janes
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is not already assigned) and do 'Analysis>Model Analysis>Compute' and see what mass it comes up with. Non-solids will be zero for mass.
Settings>Visibilities' and pick Clip. Slide the bar across and see if you get any red (which would mean you're cutting through solid). A solid red face means you're cutting through a completely solidified part. A red border means you're cutting through a thickened part thats kind of a shell.
material. If this bombs or you don't see a cut with the cut walls intact, it's probably not a solid.
you can import. As a test, do the following:
opens as a solid; the former solid, saved as a surface opens as a surface; open surfaces save only as iges surfaces and open only as such.
what form. That might take some communication with a vendor and depend heavily on the capabilities of their software and their knowledge of those capabilities. There is nowhere that familiarity with many different modeling packages is of more use than in guiding the communication between them.
Thanks David, I will get back to the vendor who supplied the iges.
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fmcdougle
Try making an stl file of the part. I have a mapkey to do this, so I find it a quick way to determine if it's solid, that is if I can't tell by looking at it.
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graminator

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