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This topic contains 7 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Chungmin Chungmin 5 months, 3 weeks ago.

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  • #2573

    MichaelW
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    I tried the model import from CAD (Solidworks 2016) in different ways. However, the model is usually one block and colors doesn’t match.

    If the CAD import wouldn’t be a mono block, I could redefine the colors in VC.

     

    Worklflow at the moment:

    Model in Solidworks -> Step -> Import to VC

     

    VC Version: 4.0.3 Premium

     

    Screenshots show the actual export as one block and the desired export, which was done with the old VC2014.

     

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    #2577
    Chungmin
    Chungmin
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    Check this.

     

    #2580

    felix
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    @Michael
    Could you provide a screenshot of your used CAD import settings?

    #2582

    MichaelW
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    @chungmin

    It’s no option to design complex structures in VC.

     

    @felix

    Screenshots attached. Unfortunately, german 😉

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    #2585

    felix
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    @chungmin

    It’s no option to design complex structures in VC.

    What Chungmin was probably trying to say was probably that you could use the split feature to split those parts of the geometry which have the same color to be able to give them the same color by using assign material.

    @felix

    Screenshots attached. Unfortunately, german 😉

    I’m german so that’s no problem. Unfortunately I didn’t mean the export settings from SolidWorks but the CAD import settings of Visual Components. Sorry if that was unclear!

    #2586
    Chungmin
    Chungmin
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    Oh, I finally got what Michael need.

     

    Yes, Fleix is right, it’s not about Solidworks exporter settings.

    It’s about VC CAD importer settings.

     

    VC CAD importer is very smart, can recognize original CAD tree structure.

    All you need to do is to choose the right options in CAD VC importer.

     

    #2587

    MichaelW
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    @ Felix, Chungmin

    Ok, thanks! I found the “explode” function, which separtes the model. This is what I need.

     

    @chungmin

    Where can I find the VC CAD importer settings? It is very interessting for future imports.

     

     

    #2588
    Chungmin
    Chungmin
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    Simply click Geometry icon

     

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