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PMI dimensions in render image

Hi fellow edgers,

 

I have received a research request for our new catalog.

In the past we have placed the views with dimensions in 2D, now we would like to create a 3D image with dimensions placed on it. See the image below:

FD05VIH001.jpg

However via Keyshot you get a smooter image. How do I show the PMI dimensions in Keyshot?

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10
12 REPLIES

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

I have done some paint.NET work to create lines in a render image. But it's a process of 2 hours.

FD05VIH000.48 - Maatlijnen.png

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

It seems that Siemens and other users don't have any solution, me too Smiley LOL

 

I have send the 'problem' to our reseller, they have send the request to Keyshot. If I have some information I will share it.

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

Hello,

I have an answer from Keyshot, hereby the quote:

Sorry, this isn't possible. These annotations would need to be geometry for KeyShot to see them. It can be shown though, if need. Just add a plane with these annotations (as a texture with transparency).

 

I replied how we create this. Answer:

You can add a plane in KeyShot and place a color texture on the plane that would show the annotations. Also, you would need to use the same texture map as opacity (to cut it out). I attached a simple example to show what I mean. Hope this helps.

Naamloos.png

 

If there are SE users that know how this can be done, please share.

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

MLombard
Retired

I used to use a software package where I could render an image, then double click on the geometry or a feature in the tree, and the dimensions would show up on the rendered image. I'm sure this was a graphics bug, and if I had mentioned this to them, they would have "fixed" it.

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Re: PMI dimensions in render image

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Hi,

 

Here are two videos about steps. Unfortunately, not a simply way.

 

1. In this video you can see that PMI is on the background picture.

 

2. This was suggested by KeyShot AE. You can add plan as a geometry in KS! Positioning of plan isn't an easy thing...

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

It's a huge work around to create the dimensions according the last youtube movie.

I will give it a try.

Thanks

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Hi,

 

Yes, so I suggest using first solution when PMI is an background image! This a little bit timesaver to others.

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

Therefore the solution Smiley Wink

Great work Imics, this helps us a lot.

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Daniël Schuiling
Solid Edge ST7
Teamcenter 10

Re: PMI dimensions in render image

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Daniel,

 

Could you post same rendered pictures (PMI version) about your products? Smiley Wink

 

We'd like to see the result!

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/