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import step assembly to the modeling template

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

I thought there was a thread on this not long ago, but now I can't find it.

 

Basically, when I import a STEP assembly into NX, I would like not only the assembly, but the components it creates to all use the same seed file (so I get the attributes, named layers, etc..

 

 

I use the NXcustom setup.  I also have all of the translators copied from the default install, into a "translators" folder in the NXcustom folders.  Env variables have been set to use these.

 

What am I missing?  or just not possible?

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1
3 REPLIES

Re: import step assembly to the modeling template

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Placing our model seed file into each of the translator directories, and renaming it to match the OOTB file, is what I was missing.

-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1

Re: import step assembly to the modeling template

Experimenter
Experimenter

Does anybody has the sollution when you cannot replace the seed files step214ugnullnx110_mm.prt in the translator directory?
I have no rights to do this, no admin rights. And I do not want to do this with every update...
I want to use a network location for this Template.

 

BR.
Pascal

Re: import step assembly to the modeling template

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

I didn't replace them in the install directory, but copied them into the NXcustom folder structure, along with the model seed file renamed as needed in each.  Then set the following env variables to use these, instead of the ones in the install directory.

 

NXcustom info:

https://community.plm.automation.siemens.com/t5/NX-Programming-Customization-Forum/NXcustom-Utilitie...

 

ENV variables for translators:

####  TRANSLATORS  ####
#
#  Directory containing the AP203 STEP executables.
STEP203UG_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\step203ug\
#
#  Directory containing the AP214 STEP executables.
STEP214UG_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\step214ug\
#
#  Directory containing the AP242 STEP executables.
STEP242_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\step242\
#
#  Directory containing the DXFDWG executables.
DXFDWG_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\dxfdwg\
#
#  Directory containing the IGES executables.
IGES_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\iges\
#
#  Directory containing the UGTO2D executables.
UGTO2D_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\ugto2d\
#
#  If the following flag is set, surfaces that are sent from ICAD
#  to Unigraphics will not broken up into multiple faces
#UGII_ICADIF_SURF_CLEANUP=true
#
# Directory that contains the DLL's that run the Parasolid CATIA translator
UGII_CATIA_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\ugcatia\
#
# Directory that contains the DLL's that run the NX_CATIAV5 translator
UGII_CATIAV5_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\catiav5\
#
# Directory that contains the DLL's that run the Parasolid PROE translator
UGII_NXPROE_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\nxproe\
#
# Directory that contains the DLLs that run the ACIS translator.
UGII_NXACIS_DIR=${NX_CUSTOM_LIB}\Translators\nxacis\
#
# Schema directory used by SolidWorks loading code
UGII_SW_SCHEMA=${UGII_BASE_DIR}\ugii
#
# Library used by SolidWorks loading code
UGII_SW_LIBRARY=CrossCadWareX64.dll
#
####  END OF TRANSLATOR INFO  #####
-Dave
NX 11 | Teamcenter 11 | Windows 8.1