Export of tolerance
I want to know can we export tolerances along with the geometry using STEP or IGES for ex using CAD..??
SolidWorks has DimXpert which creates model based GD&T tolerance information with an API that third party vendors can use to extract this data. Makes a great demo. Less great for realistic parts. Is anyone out there using this product? Is SolidWorks supporting it? Does anyone know of a commercially available manufacturing solution that is extracting DimXpert data? There is an MBE industry initiative to tackle this problem, but until a CAD vendor actualy makes it work with CAM partners, it's academic. http://model-based-enterprise.org/MBE-Benefits/Default.aspx . Anark is offering a 3D PDF solution for 3D tolerances. But as far as I know, the only 3D tolerance you can reliably export is in STL. Else, you need a drawing. Bob