DMU Clash  

The DMU Clash tab contains six categories of options:

Retrieve Information

Select the option defining whether or not, and where, to retrieve clash results for comparison purposes:

  • From previous computation
    This comparison is based on numeric and/or graphic results whenever these results are available. For a more pertinent comparison, select the Compute penetration depth or minimum distance option on this tab page.

  • From PDM: from either Enovia V5 or Enovia VPM.
    Note: This setting cannot be combined with the authorized penetration interference type.

  • None: No comparison will be done.

By default, no information is retrieved.


Results Window

Automatically open

Selecting this check box automatically displays the results window when you run a clash command computation.

By default, this option is cleared.

Display in Results Box



List by conflict / List by product

Select the option specifying the default display in the results box of the Check Clash dialog box: List by conflict or List by product.

By default, the default display is set to List by conflict.

First line automatically selected

Selecting this check box automatically selects the first line in the List by Conflict or List by Product tab and computes the graphics representation of the selected interference as well as the penetration depth or minimum distance.

By default, this option is selected.

Type of Computation

Default computation

Select the default interference type that will display in the Check Clash dialog box from the drop-down list box. Two types are available:

  • Contact + Clash: checks whether two products occupy the same space zone as well as whether two products are in contact.

  • Clearance + Contact + Clash: In addition to the above, checks whether two products are separated by less than the pre-defined clearance distance.

By default, default computation is set to Contact + Clash.

Clearance value

Enter the default clearance value that will display in the Check Clash dialog box when the Clearance + Contact + Clash interference type is selected.

By default, the clearance value is set to 5mm.

During Initial Computation

Select the option specifying what the system computes in addition to detecting and identifying the different types of interference. Three options are available:

  • Compute penetration depth or minimum distance: if selected, automatically computes and displays the penetration depth and minimum distance for all interferences detected.

  • Compute all numeric and graphic results: if selected, automatically computes and displays numeric results as well as graphic results as defined in the Detailed Computation tab.

Note: Computation time can be long.
In this case, the progress bar shows the status of the calculation in two different steps:

Stage 1/2: determines the number of interferences
Stage 2/2: computes appropriate numeric and graphic results.

  • None: if selected, the initial computation detects and identifies the different types of interference only.

By default, this option is set to None.

Clash Values

  • Font size: specifies the font size for the clash values displayed. Either type the value in the field or use the the drop-down list box
    • The values font size specified is automatically taken into account.
    • Clash values display is not impacted by the zoom command nor participate to the Fit in All functionality

By default, the font size is set to 3.