My company is currently transitioning to Solid Edge from I-DEAS. We have several codes that generate text files containing a series of I-DEAS commands. These commands are then run within I-DEAS to create the necessary geometry. Here’s a snippet of a typical program:
K : $ /ta mm
K : /cr m3 l pp
K : key
K : 14.4200 -0.3750 55.3500
K : 13.7900 -0.3750 55.3500
K : done
These commands maneuver through the menus and create a point-to-point line between the coordinates specified. A similar set of commands would create a spline through a series of points. The lines/splines are then used to manually do sweeps, lofts, etc
I need to do something similar in Solid Edge. I want take an input files with a series of points, and create the lines and splines and, if possible, automate the necessary sweeps, lofts, etc.
Is this something I’d do in VB, or does Solid Edge have a comparable macro capability?
An alternative would be to generate a text file in a format that can be imported into Solid Edge as a solid body. However I’m not sure what the appropriate file format would be.
Posted by: Russell Dilley Post date: 2/14/2008 7:22:11 AM