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FW: Is there a way to compare a step file to a part file.

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FW: Is there a way to compare a step file to a part file.



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I am trying to compare a vendor's Step file created in UG to my original
ProE part file.

I made a new part file by importing the step file using :
Insert>shared_data



When I compare solids using : Analysis> Compare Part> By Geometry, the
result highlights the entire part and indicates it's out of the tolerance.

I have played with the measurement distance and Tolerance value, but the
result does not change.



Any suggestions ?







Suggestions:

You might try bringing both parts into an assembly on a common csys and
using the measurement tools. (i.e. surface to surface...)

- Tried this, problem is the part differences are not obvious and
it is very tedius to get surface to surface measurements.



Try CADIQ from Transcendata
http://www.transcendata.com/cadiq_compare_verify.htm

This looks capable



yes assemble them on top of each other

Did it , differences not obvious



It may be that the coordinate systems have to be set up the same way
relative to the parts.

I created the part for the step file import using the original
part as the template.



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Re: FW: Is there a way to compare a step file to a part file.

My 2 cents. J

In assembly with two parts paint one part in magenta and second one in
blue. In wireframe mode you can see the difference pretty clear.
Of course I am not talking about the difference in .001 of millimeter.
You can also compare the mass properties of each part ( mass, volume,
center of gravity, etc.)

Best regards,
Igor Varshavsky

Brian Walter wrote:

>
>
> Original post:
>
>
>
> I am trying to compare a vendor's Step file created in UG to my
> original ProE part file.
>
> I made a new part file by importing the step file using :
> Insert>shared_data
>
>
>
> When I compare solids using : Analysis> Compare Part> By Geometry, the
> result highlights the entire part and indicates it's out of the tolerance.
>
> I have played with the measurement distance and Tolerance value, but
> the result does not change.
>
>
>
> Any suggestions ?
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> Suggestions:
>
> You might try bringing both parts into an assembly on a common csys
> and using the measurement tools. (i.e. surface to surface...)
>
> - Tried this, problem is the part differences are not
> obvious and it is very tedius to get surface to surface measurements.
>
>
>
> Try CADIQ from Transcendata
> http://www.transcendata.com/cadiq_compare_verify.htm
>
> This looks capable
>
>
>
> yes assemble them on top of each other
>
> Did it , differences not obvious
>
>
>
> It may be that the coordinate systems have to be set up the same way
> relative to the parts.
>
> I created the part for the step file import using the
> original part as the template.
>
>
>
>
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