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How to get facet body from a solid body in NX

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

Hi

I have a solid body and want to get facet body of it. Is there any command for same in NX 8/9/10? is facted body is same as STL?

Thanks

Anshu

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Re: How to get facet body from a solid body in NX

Siemens Legend Siemens Legend
Siemens Legend

Hi Anshu,

 

the easiest way is to export a STL file and reimport it. There is no command like "convert to facets"

 

Facets generally are used in various ways in NX: Automatic Lightweight Representations in Piece Parts and Lightweight Drawing views, Product Outlines, STL's Reverse Engineering Processes, Facet Machining, CAE Meshing, and runtime generation for graphics display.

 

So basically STL is a means to describe a facet mesh in a neutral format, but not appropriate for all NX Downstream processes.

 

Hope that helps.

 

Johannes

Re: How to get facet body from a solid body in NX

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

You can also try to use the following command:

ug_inspect.exe -extract_jt <filename.prt>

from a NX command prompt windows.

It extract the JT file (so infact the NX faceted representation...) from UG part...

Beppe G
Siemens PLM Italy

Re: How to get facet body from a solid body in NX

Pioneer
Pioneer

Can we use this utility to convert more than one file in a single command line.

Re: How to get facet body from a solid body in NX

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

I don't think so, but, since it's very easy to create a command line, you can create a list of parts and then  add the command launch.

Beppe G
Siemens PLM Italy

Re: How to get facet body from a solid body in NX

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hi @clementev,

 

You could use the ugtopv command line translator to create JT's from a list of parts.  Type "ugtopv -examples" in an NX command prompt to find the following amongst the list:

 

"ugtopv list_of_parts.txt"
   generate jt component files for all .prts or .bkms in the text file
   list_of_parts.txt. 

 

Regards, Ben