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  • Need to merge cad (inches fixture to metric part)

    I thought this was fixed in v4.1?

    Anyone have any ideas how to over come this error?

    I imported the fixture CAD into PCDMIS using a new program which was started in inches.

    Next I opened a new PCDMIS program and imported in my part CAD in MM, right after that I then imported via ".CAD" my previous fixture import into the current program.

    The alignment system looks good but the fixture was never scaled to the metric units.
    Last edited by MrComment; 03-19-2007, 04:52 PM.
    Mr. Comment
    SCIROCCO-NT 13-20-10
    B3C-LC Controller (Leitz Protocol), SP600M, TP200
    PCDMIS CAD++ v4.3 MR1(Build: 12/11/08)
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    First off .... I don't use 4.1 but did you try this....?

    open new prog inch or metric
    import units matched cad file
    import again (merge) the second cad with different units (is there a prompt to convert to like units, I would only assume)

    just wondering if this would work
    MIke
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    • #3
      Ok after about a hour of messing around with this I found a combination that worked.

      Fixture CAD file: (inches)
      1. Create new program in Metric.
      2. Import in IGES Fixture (which is in inches)
      3. Tranform>Scale>Uniform by 25.4 (makes CAD bigger)
      4. Select Coordinate System which matches Part system> click Apply
      5. Save and close program

      Part CAD File: (metric)
      1. Create new program in Metric
      2. Import in (.CAD) file of Part which was already metric.
      3. Import in (.CAD) file of Fixture which was done in previous step.
      4. Save and continue.
      5. All should be as expected now.
      Mr. Comment
      SCIROCCO-NT 13-20-10
      B3C-LC Controller (Leitz Protocol), SP600M, TP200
      PCDMIS CAD++ v4.3 MR1(Build: 12/11/08)
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      • #4
        IMO,

        It would have been quicker to convert either of those files to the same units. I have a cute cad viewer program that only takes up 1 meg of space, BUT, can convert the units. It would take me 1 minute or less....Just a thought.
        Jim Jewell

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jjewell View Post
          IMO,

          It would have been quicker to convert either of those files to the same units. I have a cute cad viewer program that only takes up 1 meg of space, BUT, can convert the units. It would take me 1 minute or less....Just a thought.
          What is that program????


          Jan.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by jjewell View Post
            IMO,

            It would have been quicker to convert either of those files to the same units. I have a cute cad viewer program that only takes up 1 meg of space, BUT, can convert the units. It would take me 1 minute or less....Just a thought.
            Ya that would be cool, what are you using?

            Thanks
            Mr. Comment
            SCIROCCO-NT 13-20-10
            B3C-LC Controller (Leitz Protocol), SP600M, TP200
            PCDMIS CAD++ v4.3 MR1(Build: 12/11/08)
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            • #7
              Muhahahah,

              Now I got ya wondering...LOL.

              If you PM me with your email addresses, I will gladly email you a copy.

              Essentially its old Cadkey stripped down to unrecognizeable scale, but the cad engine works awesome. Its a MOD that some local did for his company, years ago. Everyone in this city has a copy, hey its free...
              Jim Jewell

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