×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

V5 to V4 translation

V5 to V4 translation

V5 to V4 translation

(OP)
I am a Solidworks user and have a catia v5 file that I need to import. I have an add-in for translation of catia files, but the problem is that it is only good for v4 files. So, is it possible to save a v5 .CATpart as a v4 .model within catia v5? Please let me know if there is any other way around this problem if the conversion is not possible.
Thanks,

RE: V5 to V4 translation

Hi,

yes it is possible, all u ve to do open the file in v5 & save as v4 model

saju

RE: V5 to V4 translation

file,save as, select extension .model, enter

RE: V5 to V4 translation

My question is can you save a V5 to a V4 and still be able to modify the model in V4 moreso than it being a model of imported surfaces or whatever?

I am a SW users but we have 1 seat of V5 and a customer that wants V4 models.

Thanks in advance

RE: V5 to V4 translation

Short Answer: No.

But I'm incapable of giving just a short answer

Why do they need the history of the solid?  Many times the methods that we use to make a solid is considered to be intellectual property.  This becomes especially true as we move more and more towards Knowledgeware in V5.  Providing someone your intelligent V5 Solid, complete with the Knowledge Applications that were used in creating it provides the other party with not only the final part, but with all of the Knowledge that you put into designing that part.  You need to wean your customer from the expectation that they will receive all of this information unless specifically called out in the contract.


RE: V5 to V4 translation

Catiajim,

I agree with you for the most part. On occasion, we have a customer that has unique needs that we make exceptions for. Our end customer wants cetain details on specific layers, decriptions with details, etc. I did not have any say with what was agreed upon, all I know is our company is paying big bucks for an outside source to give our end customer a working V4 model. Since I do not know Catia, I was checking with people in this forum to see if I am missing something.

I have emailed our internal contact about contacting the end user about "dummy" models and if that is acceptable.

RE: V5 to V4 translation

I completely understand.  My rant above was mostly to get people to start thinking this direction.  Unfortunately, I don't think there is another solution for your situation, other than buying and training V4 in-house. You think you're forking out big bucks now

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close