|This section describes the concepts of improved associative support on Multi-CAD data in Batch mode, and discusses the conditions under which this associativity can be guaranteed.|
|Associativity applies to the document level, not to the geometry level. If you perform a Multi-CAD update, all applicative links will be broken.|
How associative mode works
|When launching the Conversion Batch on Multi-CAD data, Multi-CAD files
are converted and stored but this information (source or origin of the part
files) cannot be visible by the user and CGR files are not stored into Cache
Memory. Only the 3D view can be seen by the user.
By doing a batch conversion over an Acis/DXF 3D/Inventor/VDA-FS part,
this part is transferred into a V5 format file: a CATPart. During this
transcription, all the part structure, geometrical information as well as
original links are transferred.
The following schema draws a parallel between the CAD System and CATIA V5. Step 3 corresponds to the modification or review of Imported CAD Data in CATIA V5.
From the Import of CAD data to the Synchronization of V5 Session:
Launching the Update Batch means using the associative mode; the Batch operates on V5 data in order to update their structure or geometry according to the changes made by the Acis designer onto the original data.
Here is a schema showing the conversion and update processes of an assembly structure when importing CAD data into CATIA V5.
The associative mode is the default mode. But if you do not launch the Batch, you will use what was called the non-associative mode in the previous V5 versions.
Associative mode is useful when a user wants to maintain synchronization with structure and/or geometry changes. But if you prefer to keep your assembly as it was at the moment of the conversion, you do not need to launch the Batch. Therefore, in this case, you will not do any synchronization between V5 data and original Acis data.
How to use the Update Batch for Multi-CAD Data
This task shows you how to convert Acis/DXF 3D/Inventor/VDA-FS parts into V5 CATParts and how to keep associativity between the modified CAD data and the converted part files, in V5.
|Please note that this conversion will take into account the settings from the Tools -> Options -> General -> Compatibility -> External Formats.|
|For more information about the CATDMUUtility launching, please refer to Running CATDMUUtility Batch Process, in DMU Navigator User Guide.|