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    which format do you guys have the least amount of trouble with I usually can get my Models in IGES or STEP Formats. I was wondering which is best
    from a PCDMIS point of veiw
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    Originally posted by why me View Post
    which format do you guys have the least amount of trouble with I usually can get my Models in IGES or STEP Formats. I was wondering which is best
    from a PCDMIS point of veiw
    If it is coming from UG, your best bet is STEP. Too many times I get garbage and more garbage and missing stuff in IGES files from UG (probably the yahoo running the software) but the step files usually come in fine, even if it takes them 3 or 4 times as long to import as the iges files do.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Matthew D. Hoedeman View Post
      If it is coming from UG, your best bet is STEP. Too many times I get garbage and more garbage and missing stuff in IGES files from UG (probably the yahoo running the software) but the step files usually come in fine, even if it takes them 3 or 4 times as long to import as the iges files do.
      Transmagic software works well to repair CAD models. We usually export out models as .sat files and then translate them to both IGES and STEP with it. It allows you to perform repairs on the CAD model, i.e. restitch surfaces and such. It will handle most all model types. We run Autodesk, but I get all types of CAD from customers. As far as the original question, I mostly us STEP.
      Last edited by kmcmm; 05-18-2007, 11:18 AM.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by kmcmm View Post
        Transmagic software works well to repair CAD models. We usually export out models as .sat files and then translate them to both IGES and STEP with it. It also allows you to perform repairs on the CAD model, i.e. restitch surfaces and such. It will handle most all model types. We run Autodesk, but I get all types of CAD from customers. As far as the original question, I mostly us STEP.
        How much and where do I get the Transmagic software Your Talking about
        Right Now I have nothing but Pcdmis to veiw Models and I have to Rely on
        The I.T. Dept Or engineering to convert & or repaire (And don't even get me started there) My Boss would like Me to handle all these things and ask me to get a quote On software. I'm just not sure where to start.

        OH Yeah thanks for all the help you guys have given me directly and indirectly
        Thanks again
        Greg
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        • #5
          http://www.transmagic.com/

          Though very good software, but we dont use it. The powers at be dont want to spend money to get good CAD data. Yet of course they want perfect near instant results all the time.

          The transmagic I-STEP will run you about $895.00 and the Transmagic Standard about $3,995.00

          It depends mainly on what type of files you want to translate from directly.

          From Autodesk stuff I prefer to use IGES, and then use the IGES Alternate PCDMIS import utility.
          Last edited by MrComment; 05-18-2007, 11:50 AM.
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          • #6
            We have catia & convert & import as iges.....works good for me.
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            • #7
              3.2063 here - .igs files seem to work better for me. If I receive either .stp or .igs out of Pro-E or UG, I bring them into Solidworks and export them back out as an .igs. Very rarely do I have any bad surfaces that way.
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              • #8
                I like Iges best, it has wire frame. When I get step files they are all solids and sometimes I so not get the correct hole size with the step.
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                • #9
                  I use Catia, create both STEP and IGS and see which works better. STEP has annoying one-color, but it's a bit ahead...

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                  • #10
                    I new CMM is going to have a UG translater, I can't wait to see how it works.
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                    • #11
                      I have found it to be very dependant on the model.
                      Most of the time I start out with step,
                      I try iges next if I have problems.
                      I even resort to .stl files,
                      sometimes they come in better than step and iges.
                      I've already had to make and use all three for various features on the same part.

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                      • #12
                        Also remember the igs set. If you have a problem with the igs surfaces not trimming try going to the igs set and pick B curves. Back when I ran cad systems it was common use B curves for trimming. I just used it today. I one surface not trimming and when I changed the setup it was fine.
                        It dosn't allways work but worth the try.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Randy P View Post
                          Also remember the igs set. If you have a problem with the igs surfaces not trimming try going to the igs set and pick B curves. Back when I ran cad systems it was common use B curves for trimming. I just used it today. I one surface not trimming and when I changed the setup it was fine.
                          It dosn't allways work but worth the try.
                          What software are you refering to?
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                          • #14
                            I have the Solidworks DCI, but I mostly use .iges files. They work good enough and don't take as long to import.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Paul Sarrach View Post
                              What software are you refering to?
                              I'm using v3.5mr2 not sure about newer versions.
                              1) go import
                              2) pick file and to merge or not then OK
                              3) go to setup
                              4) OK
                              5)process or whatever it says

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