Karthikeyan Padmanaban

Saving solid part file as .stp format in catia V5

Question by Karthikeyan Padmanaban


I have a part file contains no of Dump Solids.

While saving as .stp format, it gives me some solid parts as dump surfaces in a Geometrical Set.

I need all dump solid part as a solids in a .stp file.

Can anyone provide solution for this issue.

Thanks in advance.

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Answered on 24 Feb, 2017 12:28 PM

For error parts try to recreate them from close surface command in part desing.

Just use extract command in surface design. And make them dead (datum). and use close surface in part design. Than try to save as .stp.

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Jack Knapp
Answered on 24 Feb, 2017 04:07 PM

When using the STEP interface format, CATIA will convert smart solids (CSG with history) into "dumb solids" (Brep with no history), but it is still a solid. That's how it works.

If you want to maintain the CSG history, then you need a special converter specific to the CAD system you are converting to.

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