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    Hey,

    Loading a 74MB IGS into PC-DMIS CAD++ 3.5 MR2 wont load. The first models I had were 200MB and system just spat out an "out of memory" message and eded the import I had them take non essential regions out, now it just hangs there for it seems like hours and just does nothing.

    IGS Translator:
    I-Deas 3D IGES Translator II

    System info:
    Win XP Professional SP1
    P4 3.4gHz
    1.0 Gig Ram

    Any ideas?
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    David Monroe
    Is there any way to stop the infernal beeping!?

    3.5 MR2
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  • #2
    Can you get sent to you in a *.STP format. Might be a little smaller


    BS
    Windows 7
    Pc-Dmis 2015
    Global Performance 7-10-7


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    • #3
      Probably, however we've had the 200MB files load in the past. We've reduced the file down to 74MB I don't think size is the issue at this point. I'll ask to see what our options are.
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      • #4
        ARGH!

        tried it a few times and its not consistant to where it stops at. furthest I've gotten it is "serializing cad" but no progression left it all night.

        David Monroe
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        3.5 MR2
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        • #5
          Hey KG,

          My system specs are almost identical to yours and I once had the same problem. First thing I did was shut down system completely and reboot. Second was my IT friend suggested I increase the paging file size. (Stay with me here!!)

          From Start Menu select Settings - Control Panel - System - Advanced Tab - Performance Settings - Advanced Tab (Whew!!) Down the bottom should be Virtual Memory. My Total paging file size is currently set at 1535MB.

          I can't remember if I've reset it since we overcame the trouble cos I haven't had a big CAD file for a while. But I would increase yours and see if it makes a difference.

          Lenice

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          • #6
            I would start with the Kiwi's suggestion first, its a good one.

            Your system specs look just fine, I have opened much bigger files with a similar system. My guess is that it may be the cad file itself. I get cad files translated from this to that and everything in between. Try running it through some other cad system to "clean" it a bit and lok for any "goofy" surfaces.


            HTH Jim
            Jim Jewell

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            • #7
              what about your igs setup. verify / change settings like C curves, show trim, ect. It has helped me in the past by changing what was being translated. Jims suggestion the best. Tell you cad guy you dont need all the extra junk in the file. Can also take out the wireframe if you don't need it or put in a seperate file.

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              • #8
                I use ver 4.0 to import cad. Then I save it as a 3.5 format.
                The translation is better and the file size is smaller.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jjewell
                  I would start with the Kiwi's suggestion first, its a good one
                  I don't see this post! am i missing something?

                  Also the last import I've done (overnight) it loaded up but on opening the porgram it caused one of those snazzy PCDLRN errors and shut the software down. On looking at the exported cad, it had a filesize of over 300MB! is this normal coming from a IGS that is just 70MB?
                  Last edited by KillGorack; 03-21-2006, 10:49 AM.
                  David Monroe
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                  • #10
                    JIM = JJEWEL and I can see his post
                    KIWI refers to NZ CMM GIRL, she is from 'down-under' and is probably a babe like all aussie's are
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                    Originally posted by AndersI
                    I've got one from September 2006 (bug ticket) which has finally been fixed in 2013.

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                    • #11
                      Oh Matt... *blush* I won't post a pic for fear of shattering your illusion!!

                      Quick geography lesson tho... New Zealand is NOT part of Australia. We have a great big trough of water between us!!

                      Also KG - the PC-DMIS CAD files are always bigger (about twice as big but sometimes more) than IGES files.

                      Hope it helps..
                      Lenice

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                      • #12
                        If it helps,.....

                        3.19Ghz, 2GB Ram, WinXP, PC-Dmis3.7MR1

                        My boss programs on the other side of the dual arm. Ironically, I am on the "Master" side. Anyhow, he runs into the same thing every once in a while. It doesn't seem to be anything with the CAD files, or the size. Generally, I am the IT guy in here. I tell him to check the processes (task manager), and do a full shut down, as mentioned above. Normally Dmis uses about 10 - 50 MB of memory. When this is happening, he finds it using over 100 MB. That side of the table has had this happen alot, but my side not as much. Since I do so much misc. work over here, I make sure MSAntispyware is up to date, as well as our Norton corporate anti-virus. I have found that most emails that take you to a webpage have a tendency to "add" stuff to your system.

                        Funny, I just checked the task manager again to clarify facts as I typed. "Loader" is running again. It is nasty adware. Usually get to about 15 instances if I don't kill it. Only way is to go into regedit & search for "loader" and kill them all.

                        Long, but I hope it helps.
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                        • #13
                          NZ CMMGIRL WE have a greater big trough of water between us. LOL

                          What type of work are you doing in NZ?
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                          • #14
                            Yes Paul - that's so true!! I'm trying to organise a holiday to see friends in Minneapolis at the moment and it sure costs a lot to get over that huge trough of water!!

                            I am employed as a Metrologist in a dimensional measurement and calibration laboratory. Our main focus is to disseminate the international standards of length and angle to New Zealand industry.

                            We acquired a CMM (B&S Microval PFx 4-5-4) running MM4 software about 9 years ago. I thought it was quite cool, so I started figuring out how it worked (with help from the guys on the MM4 msg board) and pretty soon I could do sooo much more than my colleagues that I became the "CMM Expert".

                            Our CMM was the first in NZ available for commercial use and contract measurement. We measure whatever a client wants us to, so we have heaps of variety. I've measured plastic pottles, milk bottle caps, motorbike conrods, wine cask taps, alloy wheels and I've even digitised a coffin handle!! Lately we've done a lot of inwards goods inspection for companies who are having their components manufactured in Asia. The demand for our services has grown and grown and now I'm flat-out full time on the CMM.

                            We upgraded to PC-DMIS 3 years ago (after a lot of nagging!!) and now I'm trying to train one of our guys to help me out. It would be great if we had another machine cos it's hard for him to practice with the amount of work we have to put through.

                            Other companies in NZ with CMMs have also been upgrading to PC-DMIS so I've also become involved in training new programmers and contract programming.

                            So… there you go Paul – a bit of everything!!
                            Lenice

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                            • #15
                              big wigs up in detroit are having issues also, they have the cad model, and PC-DMIS up there and are trying different flavors of exports. if/when they get it to work I'll post here ;0)
                              David Monroe
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