Getting Started

The following scheme aims at illustrating what happens when running an interference analysis using Space Engineering Assistant

  Send your PRC to CATIA using Send To->CATIA V5 tool
  • The connection between CATIA and ENOVIA is established,
  • SPE is connected either automatically or manually
A calculation is launched using the Force Computation  icon.  A request is automatically sent to the Apache HTTP Server

The Apache HTTP Server launches the SPE server (process) .

The information  is passed to the Spatial index. The Spatial index runs a proximity query and performs other checking operations:

The resulting data is sent  to the SPE server which performs the clash calculation with respect to the Knowledge clash Rules specified.

The result is sent back to CATIA and passes by the Apache HTTP Server.

The analysis interference results are available in your CATIA session (using Browse Clash Result with committed models in the Spy toolbar) to display the Check Clash dialog box

 About results and saving operations

You can then modify the status of one detailed clash result, add comments in the DMU Clash dialog box These (modified) clash results will be stored automatically in ENOVIA V5 while saving your session in ENOVIA V5.

In the ENOVIA LCA session, click the Refresh icon and search for the clash result.

  • Saving operation in the ENOVIA Data Base is launched
  • Clash results computed with Space Engineering Assistant based on Knowledge  Clash Rules and created in CATIA are displayed and refreshed in ENOVIA V5 session.
To one Product Class Root (ENOVIA document) (referred to as PRC throughout this guide) corresponds one spatial index.