I was just going to delete them all out and put them back in. But I can not figure out a simple way to get the pattern to work. Can draw in 100+ points, but that's a lot of work.
IDD is -still- a big pain...
I got these solid but they are missing a lot of dimples.
There really is no rhyme or reason with how IDD is working.
But also, the import files really are not very good.
Creo 2.0 attached.
I not experienced user in Import area, so I did simple test.
what do you want to see in the video ? You are not able to reproduce my procedure ? What Creo/ProE version do you use ?
I am not able to record video. I try to describe my steps.
How to enable absolute accuracy
Put the following option into config.pro file.
How to create new model
File > New > Part > uncheck Use default template > OK
select template model in millimeters > OK
How to set accuracy
File > Prepare > Model properties
click change on 3rd line (Accuracy)
in Accuracy dialog box set Absolute option and enter 0.000073 value > Regenerate model > Close
How to import STEP file
activate Model tab
click Get Data > Import > select STEP file > Open
in File dialog box click Details > uncheck Use templates option > OK
in File dialog box click OK
click green check mark button in Import tab
That is all ...
I interrupted my previous response by mistake. Now it is complete and you can continue. So go two messages upward .
I am not able to heal the geometry of your model. I suggest you to ask the creator of STEP file to send you geometry in other format, eg. IGES.
I only have an older version of creo. If you have a version of Solidworks, use that to export a STEP file. Sometimes when I get vendor STEP files, I import it into Solidworks, and that usually automatically fixes it. If not, I use their version of IDD, fix as much as possible, then STEP out to Pro/E. That usually fixes most everything.
If I understand your problem is replacing the damaged spheres.
It´s not difficult. Inside IDD select a good quality complete sphere (with just two surfaces), the copy it and paste special.
Now, the transform interface appears. Select "centered" and select one of the damaged surfaces and one of the copied ones.
This process will make a copy of a sphere and center it with the center of a damaged one. Repeat the process through all the damaged ones.
Now delete the damaged surfaces and merge the new surfaces with the base surfaces and solidify.
I can make a small tutorial if you want, but not in the following days.
I have to do this in various steps.
This first video shows how to copy the spheres and how to merge them with base surfaces.
If you have to repeat a operation several times, use mapkeys to speed up the process like I do in the video.
Let´s see if tomorrow I can do another one.