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
  2. Gavin Wall

    MM Guest


    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"


    MM, Jan 20, 2005
  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
  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 Bazalgette - Factory, Jan 21, 2005
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