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CAD optimizer eliminating parts

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CAD optimizer eliminating parts

I have an assembly i'm running thru the CAD optimizer on import and the appearance of the HIGH output are great but it is eliminating one of parts, technically the .ol part is still there in the .pvz but it has not surfaces in it. It's a sizable part volume wise relative to the assembly (assembly is a bicycle, the missing part is the handle bar). The part goes "missing" form all three of optimized outputs.

 

Does anyone have suggestions on .rcp file modifications that might fix this? or a location for good documentation on said files?

 

I have a poor work around that involves replacing the "missing" part in the .pvz file with the unoptimized version from the inital .pvz file. This works but is manual labor every time I update the 3D and also bloats the file as this one part unoptimized is way higher detail ans size than it needs to be.

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Re: CAD optimizer eliminating parts

I had a similar problem where the model had a cover and the optimizer made it too thin and it looked like it had been turned inside out.

 

The settings are in the pvaroptimizer.pvr file that you can find in Projects\node_modules\cad-import-filters\import_filters\win64\recipe.

 

If you look through the file there is the definition of the 3 levels (High, Medium & Low) at the end of the file and you can see the values that change between the different options.  The big problem is finding out what they mean.  I've looked through the PTC knowledge base and the only one that I could fine something on is dglTolPerc but that's just someone on the forums trying to find out more about what is does.

 

This document from PTC does have a bit of information: Frequently Asked Questions for the ProductView Adapters Recipe Editor

 

Probably your best bet is to play around with the values and see if you get a satisfactory result.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Allan