Reply
Solved! Go to solution

Fill objects before exportation

Hi,

I've an .asm object I need to export in STEP format.

The problem is that my client would like to receive only one solid object without any empty spaces.

I wonder what's the best way to fill all empty spaces and blend each element in one ? Do you know if a bolean method could help (Put the asm in a solid cube and look for a bolean operation...)

Thanks.

 

5 REPLIES

Re: Fill objects before exportation

[ Edited ]

This could be an extremely complex problem but it all depends on the nature of the assembly. Is there any chance you could post a screenshot of it? Maybe someone will know a clever trick.

 

I think the best place to start might be with the Simplify Assembly tool.

 

Frank

Edinburgh University

Re: Fill objects before exportation

Thanks for reply. I'm not a Solid Edge expert user and unfortunateIy I
can't publish a screenshot but we can use an example on line.
On this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpHLeKwHNFs) the object is
made with many elements and details. I'm looking for a way to export those
structures as one simple and solid object. The idea is to send an object
without his technical details.
I thought Bolean intersect could help, or maybe using a second soft as
Sketchup if it does Bolean operations.
Thanks again.

Re: Fill objects before exportation

I'm no expert with the Simplify Tool but it might be worth trying.

I think that's what's used in the video link you gave.

Frank
Edinburgh University

Re: Fill objects before exportation

I going to have a look.
Thanks.
Solution
Solution
Accepted by topic author mp38
‎08-26-2015 04:32 AM

Re: Fill objects before exportation

The oven example in the video would be easy to simplify and save as a part because it's a sort of monolithic item. With a "dispersed" part assembly (see attached) the resultant step file when opened in SE anyway, will be a multibody part, which may be too detailed and from which someone, with a little work, who wanted to reverse engineer it could extract individual bodies. Don't know if that's a concern.

Bruce Shand
ST9 MP3 - Insight - Win10 - K4200