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Jack student edition questions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello,

 

I have been trying to export human figures from Jack student version without success.

 

I  also fail to import any IGES file from a CAD application.

 

Are these  limitations of the student version ?

 

Thank you

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Re: Jack student edition questions

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

Hello Jpaiva,

 

Export of figures is disabled in the Jack Student Version. 

 

Import of files is supported however. It can be that some IGES files are not handled well by the translator - this translator is a no longer maintained and supplied as is. JT is the preferred file format.

As an alternative, you might try converting your iges file to VRML via a program like Meshlab. Similar to the IGES translator, the VRML translator also may not handle all files, but typically is a bit more robust.

 

UlrichRaschke

Re: Jack student edition questions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Thank you for the explanation and suggestions for importing objects

 

Best Regards

Re: Jack student edition questions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello again,

 

I tried VRML, STP, IGES formats but I always get an error message (attached image) when inporting an object 

 

 

Regards

 

Joao

Re: Jack student edition questions

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

Hello Joao,

 

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We found that there is indeed an issue with the importing. The fix to this is provided in the attached file.

 

Please unzip the contents into your $HOME/jack_8.0 directory.

 

You can find your $HOME directory by opening your command (DOS) window after Jack starts. The HOME directory is identified in the  "using HOME... " line.

 

example:

 

using HOME c:\Home
jk: read C:\PROGRA~1\Siemens\JACK_8~1.1\library\jk2.0/jksite.tcl

 

 

UlrichRaschke

Re: Jack student edition questions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello Ulrich,

 

Thank you for the help.

 

I tried the fix but must have done some mistake as Jack is no longer running....

 

I placed the fix  file in the folder shown in the first attached image.

 

The second image is the error message I get after trying to run Jack

 

Regards

 

Joao 

Re: Jack student edition questions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Please discard the first image.

 

The FIX file is the one pointed in the image attached to this post  

Re: Jack student edition questions

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

Hello Joao,

 

It looks like the fix is in the incorrect location.

Sorry I was not more clear - it goes into the HOME directory, which in my example is this line:

 

using HOME c:\Home  <======== This one

To avoid any file problems when correcting this, I suggest you uninstall Jack, re-install, then copy the fix file to your HOME directory.

 

 

UlrichRaschke

Re: Jack student edition questions

Experimenter
Experimenter

Hello Ulrich,

 

Thank you for the explanation.

 

I am using windows and the Home directory is not something I am used to, but finally found it. 

 

I am now importing with success IGES objects made in a CAD application. 

 

Regards

 

Joao 

Re: Jack student edition questions

Experimenter
Experimenter
It solves my problem too