Path and name of the CATPart you are going to compare with the CATPart that
is already in your workbench.
icon to browse your directories to the location of the CATPart.
Element in the reference file that you wish to import. Use the combo list
to select it.
- If the CATPart selected contains a PartBody, i.e. a solid, this
PartBody is proposed by default.
- If there is no valid PartBody available, the first non-empty
Geometrical set is proposed.
If you wish to import a set of faces, click
(for importing closed
solids) so that the icon for importing a set of faces is displayed,
then choose your file.
Surface that you wish to use for the computation and is only displayed
when you have a choice of surfaces to use in the body.
The surface proposed
by default is the last surface in the Geometrical set,
because it should be
the most complete surface, i.e. the most susceptible to be closed.
Defines the origin of the Molded Part, and also the initial axis system.
The Origin position (X,Y,Z) is defined via one of the following menu
center: the origin is the center of the virtual bounding box
around the part.
gravity: the origin is the center of gravity of the model.
you can enter an origin and the system will be parallel to the main axis
system: the origin is that of the axis system that is defined in
the model you are importing.
The Axis system is generated according to the option which has been
- with Local axis system: with the axis system planes of the
- with the other options: with the standard main planes.
Plastic shrinkage can be allowed for
the default Scaling ratio proposed is 1. You can modify this value.
reference point for Scaling is the origin of the Axis System defined just
This point cannot be modified in this frame.
- or Affinity
which is defined by giving 3 axis ratios. The default Affinity ratio
proposed is 1 along the 3 axes.
You can modify the 3 ratios. The Axis
system of the Affinity (Origin, Plane XY, Axis X) is the one defined just
This axis system cannot be modified in this frame.
Click OK in the Compare Molded Part dialog box to display the
Comparison dialog box.
Select the box for the faces that you want to display after
analysis. You can choose to display one or more:
- Similar faces
displays the faces that are identical in both models,
- Specific current
model displays the faces that are specific to the original
- Specific new model
displays the faces that are specific to the new model (the one that was
selected in the Compare Molded Parts dialog box).
The color slabs give the color that the corresponding faces are displayed
in and allow you to differentiate the faces on screen.
You can change the
colors by double clicking on the slabs and then selecting the colors you
want to use.
gives the distance within which two faces are considered to be identical.