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Import DXF with many holes

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Import DXF with many holes

Hi,

 

I want to import a dxf_file with 8400 holes in it and extrude the curves.

I clicked on File->Open-> (dxf-file) -> then I selected "part" ->open

 

The dxf-file is imported as a curves. I tried to project the curves to a new sketch, but its not a lot of fun to select 8400 curves one by one in the project-command.

 

DXF-KURVE.JPG

 

Does anybody have a solution ?

 

Thanks,

Maik

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Re: Import DXF with many holes


@MaikTheBike wrote:

Thanks Martin,

 

With the identical-option it only takes about 30 seconds to create the pattern. Very nice.

 

Maybe there is also a solution for importing and using dxf-files with a lot of lines that don't use patterns ?

 

Thanks


Hi,

1.)

If your DXF does not contain too many items then you can import DXF into sketch in Sketcher mode.

Note: Importing 8400 circles failed on my PC.

2.)

You can try Autobuild Z. See https://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/r6.0/usascii/index.html#page/data_exchange%2Fautobuildz%2...

Unfortunatelly I do not know how to use this tool.


Martin Hanák

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Re: Import DXF with many holes

Hi,

your holes form a regular pattern. Suggestion: Do not import DXF, recreate holes using Creo.


Martin Hanák

Re: Import DXF with many holes

Thanks Martin,

 

The holes are elongated holes/Slots. It works to extrude one of them and to pattern the extrusion but it takes a very Long time (About 30 min).

 

I also want to be able to Import/extrude DXF-files that don't use patterns to be more flexible...

So what can I do ?

 

Thanks,

Maik

 

 

Re: Import DXF with many holes


@MaikTheBike wrote:

Thanks Martin,

 

The holes are elongated holes/Slots. It works to extrude one of them and to pattern the extrusion but it takes a very Long time (About 30 min).

 

I also want to be able to Import/extrude DXF-files that don't use patterns to be more flexible...

So what can I do ?

 

Thanks,

Maik

 

 


Hi,

in pattern definition go to Option tab and change Regeneration option value to Identical (holes do not interfere). This setting will reduce regeneration time.


Martin Hanák

Re: Import DXF with many holes

Thanks Martin,

 

With the identical-option it only takes about 30 seconds to create the pattern. Very nice.

 

Maybe there is also a solution for importing and using dxf-files with a lot of lines that don't use patterns ?

 

Thanks

Re: Import DXF with many holes


@MaikTheBike wrote:

Thanks Martin,

 

With the identical-option it only takes about 30 seconds to create the pattern. Very nice.

 

Maybe there is also a solution for importing and using dxf-files with a lot of lines that don't use patterns ?

 

Thanks


Hi,

1.)

If your DXF does not contain too many items then you can import DXF into sketch in Sketcher mode.

Note: Importing 8400 circles failed on my PC.

2.)

You can try Autobuild Z. See https://support.ptc.com/help/creo/creo_pma/r6.0/usascii/index.html#page/data_exchange%2Fautobuildz%2...

Unfortunatelly I do not know how to use this tool.


Martin Hanák

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