Create cavity using Catia Surface file

Discussion in 'CATIA' started by Gavin Wall, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Gavin Wall

    Gavin Wall Guest

    I have received an IGES file for a model originally created in Catia.
    When opened, Solidworks creates a number of surfaces. I want to
    create a cavity from this model. Normally, when I receive a solid
    model I can bring it into an assembly and then use the cavity function
    to substract this from my cavity block.

    Is there anything I can to do to achieve the same results with the
    surface model I have received.
     
    Gavin Wall, Jan 20, 2005
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  2. Gavin Wall

    MM Guest

    Gavin,

    Did it come frome Catia V4 or V5 ?? There's a big difference.

    If it's Ver 5, have them send you a STEP file.

    If it's Ver 4, you'll probably have to use a translation service bureau, or
    a third party add in like "Format Works"


    Regards

    Mark
     
    MM, Jan 20, 2005
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  3. Gavin,
    Did you try "Import Diagnosis" to see if that will close up the gaps and
    knit to solid?

    Mike Eckstein
     
    Michael Eckstein, Jan 20, 2005
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  4. Hi there,

    Use the check tool (or import diagnostics) to find out where the holes are -
    hopefully there won't be many. Then you can use surface features, such as
    fill surface, to patch the holes and finally knit into a solid. From there
    you should be able to create your cavity as normal.

    Lee
     
    Lee Bazalgette - Factory, Jan 21, 2005
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