×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

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

Saving assembled parts on same coordinate system

Saving assembled parts on same coordinate system

Saving assembled parts on same coordinate system

(OP)
Hi,

I have been given 20 CATIA part files. I have created a CATIA product with them all correctly aligned using the constraints feature. It is a casting die, so it is important that the surfaces of each part qare correctly aligned with one another.

I would like to export each part as an .STL in order to import them into a CFD software. I want to export them using the same coordinate system so that they are correctly aligned when imported into the CFD modeling software. How do i do this?

I have used solidworks before, in which you have the option when saving as an .STL of using either the part or assembly coordinate system. However, I don't see a similar feature in CATIA, and can't work out another way of acheving the same thing.

I am using CATIA V5 R20

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.
 

RE: Saving assembled parts on same coordinate system

You need to export them from the product level for their locations to be held.  This command is available in Digitized Shape Editor, Shape Sculptor and STL Rapid Prototyping. However STL Rapid Prototyping lets you export to STL only.  BUT, you could use the command Tools --> Generate CATPart from Product to create a part file of all the parts.  Then you can hide/show the each partbody you would like to export as an stl.  I recall the stl tolerance is related to the level of detail set in Tools - options - general - display - performance - 3d accuracy.  

Regards,
Derek
 

Win XP64
R20/21, 3DVIA Composer 2012, ST R20
Dell T7400 16GB Ram
Quadro FX 4800 - 1.5GB

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


Resources

Engineering as It Should Be - Chapter 2: Document Security
This ebook covers basic tips for creating and managing workflows, security best practices and protection of intellectual property, Cloud vs. on-premise software solutions, CAD file management, compliance, and more. Chapter 2 covers cybersecurity and answers the question: How do you secure your files and documents? Download Now

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