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Mixed unit components unselectable to export.

My design contains components with mixed units from different suppliers. Now I need to STEP export areas of my design by selecting “Selected Objects” under “Data to Export” tab.

Apparently, components in other different units are not exported or not selected while this STEP export selection.

One method would be to “Save as” many isolated subassemblies only with necessary components and then select “Entire Part” capability, under “Data to Export” tab, which is a cumbersome process.

Any other better or easier method?

Michael Fernando


Die Designer
NX 10.0.3.5 + PDW

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Re: Mixed unit components unselectable to export.

When exporting an assembly to step with mixed unit components, only the
components and sub-assemblies that are the same units as the top assembly will
select to export to step.  In an inch assembly, metric components will not be
selectable to export.  A workaround is to use the external step translator, as
it will export all the components regardless of units.

Re: Mixed unit components unselectable to export.

Hi Mike,

Apart from the excellent option given by Ron ...will it be possible to use convert unit routine to convert all the parts /assemblies in a single unit and then export as STEP. (agreed it is not so straightforward but still)

Regards

Kapil

Re: Mixed unit components unselectable to export.

I’m still working on the assembly and I want to sent some subassemblies for approval.

If I convert the components to one unit, then I won’t be able to use the Reuse Library:

mf_mixed_units_20161128.JPG

 

NX allows to insert mixed dimension parts, but won’t allow to select them!

Michael Fernando


Die Designer
NX 10.0.3.5 + PDW