XML Export: Recommendations and Warnings

Prior to exporting Clash Results in XML Format, it is recommended that you read carefully the following sections:

Insert the following sample cgr files: ATOMIZER.cgr, BODY1.cgr, BODY2.cgr, LOCK.cgr, NOZZLE1.cgr, NOZZLE2.cgr, REGULATION_COMMAND.cgr, REGULATOR.cgr, TRIGGER.cgr and VALVE.cgr.

They are to be found in the online documentation filetree in the common functionalities sample folder cfysm/samples.



  • Use Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher on Windows, and Netscape 7.0 (or higher) or an equivalent browser complying with the W3C standard for XSLT 1.0 transformations on UNIX.

  • When renaming products or adding comments to your clash results, you can now use the following characters <, >, &, /., : as these characters are now supported in XML export.

  • By default, the UTF-8 encoding is used at XML file generation.
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

  • Note Browser automatically opened option is available only when working under Windows operating system. It is not available under Unix.

Important Warnings

Two xml types coexist in DMU Space Analysis and their behaviors differ from each other when exporting clash results.

  • First XML type: when the XML Export for clash process purpose check box is cleared. Any filters applied to the results in the Clash dialog box are taken into account so you can use the filters to export only pertinent results.

  • Batch processing XML export: only the second XML type is supported.

  • Style sheets: note that the clash.xsl style sheet is dedicated to the first XML  type and the UnifiedStyleSheet_2.xsl style sheet is dedicated to the second XML type.

  • Second XML type: when the XML Export for clash process purpose check box is selected in the DMU Clash - Process tab page (Tools > Options > Digital Mockup > DMU Space Analysis,  the results are not in filtered the XML file.

  • Wireframe visualization mode is not retrieved in the picture of the XML file.