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Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............
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Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

(OP)
Hi,

I need to convert a few Catia stp files(assembly with about 200 components) into CATPart from Product.
I was wondering if there's a way to keep in the new file the original color of the stp one.

Thanks,

CAD 2015

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

Parameters - General - Compatibility - STEP - 214 iso

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

(OP)
Little Cthulhu,

Thanks for your reply.
Unfortunately, it didn't work:



What could be the error?
Is there another option?

Thanks a lot!

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

CAD2015,
If I understand correctly, You are opening a .stp file.
The result is a CATProduct.
You want to convert Assembly to a single CATPart, maintaining the colors.
You are using the "Generate CATPart from CATProduct operation.

Try going into the "Product Data Filtering"

Then Choose the Product to Part Option within that work bench.
You will have some additional options, such as overloaded faces.





RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

(OP)

RickyT,

I believe that I do not have the license for "Product Data Filtering".
What's its abbreviation to look for (under Options>General>Sharable Products/Licensing)?

CAD 2015

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

CAD2015,
I am not sure which licensing it is attached to.
I use the CATMSE bundle which looks like:

It is not a shareable that I grab for this option.

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

Hi CAD 2015,

I've had the same problem as you.

The simplest solution i found was to use the command "Associativity" or "Add to Associated Part" in Assembly Design workbench.



Both commands do basically the same, they copy with link the types of geometry you select from all parts in a product into a single CATPart.
After i run the command, i usually isolate the resulting CATPart and that's it.

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

(OP)
Manuel Pimenta,

Great example, thank you so much!
Unfortunately, the conversion is identical with the "Generate CATPart from Product"(no original color display).......

CAD 2015

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

I tried in R21 and R28 and I'm getting all the original body colours.

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

(OP)
I believe you.
What have I done wrong?
I used these tools:





CAD 2015

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

I'm not sure what you have done wrong. Maybe it's your version of CATIA?

An example of what I'm getting in R28.

This is the step file I'm opening.


The settings in "Assembly Part Association" command. Just select the types of geometry you want to keep.


The resulting CATPart. As you can see all the colors are kept.


Hope this helps in some way.

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

(OP)
Manuel Pimenta,

I tried one more time, following your example.
I got the same result: all the previous components have been copied, but without the original color(all of the copied solids are grey).
I use Catia Version 5-6 R 2017.
Thanks again for your replies and for your time.

Regards,

CAD 2015

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

(OP)
Hi,
This time, I used a different computer, with a different Catia software(R21).
I created a dummy Catia product and I run the "Generate CATPart from Product".
This time, I got the same color like the original.
I believe that it must be a setting in Catia Options that allow to get a CATPart from a Product, saving original colors.
Does anybody have a suggestion in this matter?

Thanks!

CAD 2015

RE: Catia Generate "CATPart from Product" management............

I have been through this issue as well, I found that it just depends on how the product is actually colored.
If the color was applied at assembly, or to the part body it worked correctly, but if the color was applied to each face of the part, then the AllCatPart function did not translate the color.

I would use the same "Dummy" Catproduct on each computer to verify they do yield different results.

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