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changing part units

Experimenter
Experimenter

Howdy all,

I need to convert units for a part.  I'm aware of the converter (ug_convert_part), but my parts are in Teamcenter and I'm not sure how to use this program with TC.  

So, does anyone know how to run ug_convert_part in TC?

Or is there some other way of achieving the same thing?

Thanks

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Re: changing part units

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hallo @icreator3d,

 

Unfortunatly this seems not to be possible in TC. Please have a look at this FAQ from our Solution Center:

http://solutions.industrysoftware.automation.siemens.com/view.php?si=002-7004849

 

In short:

The user needs to export the part to native, convert then import it back in.

The reason is the parameters have both value and unit fixed in Teamcenter
integrated mode.

Dennis de Brouwer
Application Support Engineer
GTAC EMEA - Siemens Industry Software

Re: changing part units

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Hello @icreator3d,

 

I believe I must correct myself. There seems to be an option to do this managed as well. The tool is a little different, but should get you what you want.

Have a look at the ugmanager_refile documentation, there is an option in here that describes what you want:

https://docs.plm.automation.siemens.com/tdoc/nx/10/nx_help/#uid:tcin_refile_run

 

Hope this helps.

 

Kind regards,

 

Dennis

Dennis de Brouwer
Application Support Engineer
GTAC EMEA - Siemens Industry Software

Re: changing part units

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This post was based in NX10, apparently. Things have changed in NX12 and I wondered if there was any update of the functionality referenced in the link in the previous post? What I'm seeing in NX12 is that a part "file" is converted when using ug_convert_part, but not the actual contents, meaning, the measurement units and the dialog input fields remain in the original unit. So despite the file now being in inches instead of mm, all feature parameters and expressions, as well as measurements and other informational reporting will still be in mm. A user must go into at least 2 different preference settings to change the part and it's linear and volumetric quantification unit if they want the part to be defined as though it was originally created in the desired unit. Really?