Fill objects before exportation

Experimenter
Experimenter

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.

 

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Re: Fill objects before exportation

PLM World Member Legend PLM World Member Legend
PLM World Member Legend

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

Experimenter
Experimenter
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

PLM World Member Legend PLM World Member Legend
PLM World Member Legend
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

Experimenter
Experimenter
I going to have a look.
Thanks.

Re: Fill objects before exportation

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

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 MP10 - Insight - Win10 - K4200