|This section describes how to import a layout file, as well as how to import files using the Exact Geometry mode. 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.|
|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 stocked
into Cache Memory. Only the 3D view can be seen by the user.
By doing a
batch conversion over a I-DEAS assembly, this assembly is transferred into
a V5 format file: a CATProduct. All the Parts contained in this I-DEAS
assembly are converted as a cgr or CATPart. During this transcription, we
transfer all the assembly structure, geometrical information as well as
|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 I-DEAS designer onto the
|Here is a schema showing the conversion and update processes of an
assembly structure when importing CAD data into CATIA V5.
Multi-CAD Conversion and Update Processes:
|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 I-DEAS data.
How to use the Update Batch for Multi-CAD Data
|This task shows you how to convert I-DEAS assemblies into V5
CATProducts and how to keep associativity between the modified CAD data
and the converted product files, in V5.
Note that CATIA.V5R8.B08 is an example, the set of characters will vary according to the level of CATIA installed.
If you open prod1.CATProduct interactively in CATIA V5, you will be able to see the geometry modification.
|For more information about the launching of CATDMUUtility, please refer to Running CATDMUUitlity Batch Process, in DMU Navigator User Guide.|