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Convert step

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
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Hi everyone,

 

I can not convert facet body to step. In part I  have solid body and facet body. When I convert it to step, I can see only solid body as in attached  picSTEP.jpg

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Re: Convert step

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

I think with NX 11 export to STEP AP242 support facet body. Import does not so will not see it on round trip.

Steve V

Re: Convert step

Solution Partner Valued Contributor Solution Partner Valued Contributor
Solution Partner Valued Contributor
unfortunately it doesn't work. If I export it by STEP AP242 i still can not see facet body.

Re: Convert step

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Are you not seeing the facet body in the STEP file or the other application that you are reading the STEP file into? Maybe that software can also not read facet bodies.

Steve V

Re: Convert step

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom
The following was copied from the NX11 documentation:
 
NX to STEP AP242 tessellated geometry mapping:
 

NX Entity

STEP Entity

Facet body

TESSELLATED_SOLID

Faceted face

COMPLEX_TRIANGULATED_FACE

Faceted edge

TESSELLATED_CONNECTING_EDGE

Facet vertices list

COORDINATES_LIST

Links between faceted body and precise body

COMPLEX_TRIANGULATED_FACE→ADVANCED_FACE

TESSELLATED_CONNECTING_EDGE→EDGE_CURVE

 
STEP AP242 to NX tessellated geometry mapping
Tessellated geometry is not supported when you import STEP AP242 data to NX.
 
Regards, Ben

Re: Convert step

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

I wasn't able to get my faceted geometry to export either, but I was using imported STL geometry (as it's usually a quick-n-easy test).  It turns out that the export of STL data as STEP isn't supported until NX12.0.1.  The limitation is also documented here: Cannot export imported STL file

 

Regards, Ben