CAD conversion and editing
lothar.behrens at lollisoft.de
Wed Sep 24 16:58:59 CEST 2008
I have converted as much as possible from the CAD files into BRLCAD
Propably I have forgotten to tell Michael Shiloh where the converted
(As of I had eMail contact to him)
Also I am not much familar with the BRL CAD and I also could not compare
the files to their orginal versions.
Where could I put the tgz file that contains all the others (~ 16 MB) ?
The file also contains a script. (How I have converted the igs files)
Am 24.09.2008 um 16:09 schrieb Claus Christmann:
> Please see inline and below...
> On Wednesday 24 September 2008 08:59:12 am Breakable wrote:
>> Anybody got any success for editing CAD files for the phone case?
>> Basically I am trying to get them open in brlcad (which seems to be
>> best free CAD software ever),
>> without any success yet.
>> I had some success in VariCad demo (proprietary) where parts of the
>> are imported using STEP format, but it does not seem good enough,
>> as I see
>> about 50% of the shapes usually.
>> IGES on the other hand seems like a total dissaster.
> The IGES files I created seemed to work in Pro/E and CATIA V5. Can
> you figure
> out if the files are corrupted or if it is a non-working import
> filter in
> brlcad that does not work?
> Have you tried opening a single file and not the complete assembly?
>> The only solution I currently see is buying or pirating the Pro/
>> ENGINEER to
>> edit or convert them to brlcad .g format using the Pro/E to BRLCAD
>> converter plugin for Pro/ENGINEER from the brlcad suite. Buying or
>> for this task is not the option I like.
>> Anybody that has a Pro/ENGINEER license can assist with that?
>> There is a nice description how to do it in
>> in section 4.9 page 27 of pdf.
> I have access to a Pro/E licencense and can look into that. However,
> it won't
> happen till the weekend...
>> After this is done properly, maybe the BRLCAD to DXF converter can
>> be used
>> improve accessibility of design files for those that have AutoCad.
> DXF is essentially a 2D format. Since there is no conversion from 3D
> to 2D
> that does not lose information, a "usefull" conversion heavily
> depends on the
> need of the user of those 2D DXF files.
> IF the list could agree on a limited number of planes/slices through
> the 3D
> model I might be willing to put the time into creating them.
>> If this issue wont be resolved I don't believe a community effort
>> to build
>> on the openness
>> of the device will ever succeed.
> As said above, I will look into this brlcad over the weekend and
> look into the
> conversion of the files into the appropriate format. However, I
> can't promise
> anything... (BTW, I have never heard of brlcad, but I also hardly use
> anything else than CATIA these days...)
> Claus Christmann
> Graduate Research Assistant
> Georgia Institute of Technology
> 270 Ferst Drive
> Atlanta, GA 30332-0150, USA
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