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Importing with IDX went wrong for holes. How can I fix this?

nstouwdam
1-Newbie

Importing with IDX went wrong for holes. How can I fix this?

Hello all,

 

This is my first time starting a discussion on the community, so if this is the wrong place for this topic, please tell me.

 

I'm using Creo Parametric 2.0 M090 with Creo View ECAD Validate 2.0 M040 and I'm relatively new at using Creo Parametric (Bascically I'm a Electronic Engineer who also performs mechanical work). Also this is my first time using the IDX interface between Cadence Allegro and Creo Parametric.

 

I've created a part in Creo which is the board outline.

Then I created an baseline IDX for the ECAD engineer.

He placed some mechanical holes and via's in the board.

But when I'm importing these changes, the holes are placed 'in the air'.

It seems the holes are placed on the wrong datum planes, but of that I'm not sure.

Anyway the board in Creo is drawn on the XY-axis, while the holes are placed on the XZ-axis.

Also Creo seems to add a datum plane on the XZ-axis while importing the holes, maybe this is used to place the holes in Creo, but of that I'm not sure.

 

Can anyone tell me where to look for finding the cause of this problem?

I can't seem to understand how the import-function of holes is working and to which it refers.

 

The configuration of Creo for using ECAD-MCAD Collaboration is done as follows:

 

ecad_board_csys_def_name board_cs
template_ecadpart wtpub://Windchill Hengelo/Libraries/Formats/Start_Models/mmkgs_ecad_tmplt.prt

ecad_import_holes_as_features Yes
ecad_via_hole_import Yes
ecad_tool_hole_import No
ecad_mtg_hole_import no
ecad_load_filtered_holes_to_ui yes
ecad_outline_holes_exp_method arcs

ecad_comp_csys_def_name ecad_cs
ecad_comp_xsec_def_name none
ecad_mapping_file S:\opt1\ptc\pro_stds\configs_ecad\ecad_hint.map
template_ecadasm wtpub://Windchill Hengelo/Libraries/Formats/Start_Models/mmkgs_asm_design.asm

 

Maybe I did something wrong in this configuration, but I don't know that.

 

I'm looking forward to hear from some of you in this community

 

Best Regards,

Nimsi


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Hello All,

I've found out that the template I was using caused this problem.

This problem is now fixed. I thought I should let you know.

Regards,

Nimsi

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Hello All,

I've found out that the template I was using caused this problem.

This problem is now fixed. I thought I should let you know.

Regards,

Nimsi

DavidBrand
14-Alexandrite
(To:nstouwdam)

Can you share what was wrong with the template?

Thanks

David.

Yes, sorry for my short answer on this topic.

The problem was the coordinate system. The coordinate system in the template was wrong.

It doesn't fix the problem if I place a new coordinate system (with the default CS name for the board) in the part.

It doesn't fix the problem either if I moved the CS in the correct position.

The fix is to correctly set the CS in the template.

Hopefully this is of any help for you all.

Nimsi

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