IDEAS TO CATIA V5

Requirements

Part Number must be unique, all parts with the same name are considered as identical.

Direct mode

The MULTICAx ID Plug-in allows users to import IDI data generated from IDEAS native data (part and assembly models). This

import converts IDI part geometry into the CATIA Graphical Representation (CGR) or CATPart formats, which renders it readable by V5.

The MULTICAx ID Plug-in imports IDI assembly files into a V5 product structure document.

Users can perform this import interactively .

The assembly import converts the I-DEAS assembly hierarchy into product structure, along with the proper positions. Attributes of the assembly like hierarchy, positions, and fmcolors of the geometry are addressed in assembly import.

IDEAS TO CATIA V5

Protocols and attributes

For conversions, the following protocols or attributes apply:

Length units for both parts and assemblies are converted to millimeters.

Pure wire frame data is not supported during the conversion.

Text and annotations of 3D data are not supported.

Licensing requirements

.idi extension is not natively supported in CATIA, therefore, in CATIA, IDL licenses (ENOVIA PORTAL, CATIA) are required to access these extensions.

 

CAD Format

Part

Assembly

Foreign CAD license required

File Extension

V5 License

I-DEAS (IDI)

OK

OK

NO (direct mode)

.idi

IDL (ENOVIA Portal)
IDL (CATIA)

 

IDI data in V5

Options to be set in IDEAS modeler to generate correct IDI file

Exporting of IDEAS part or assembly to IDI

Select menu File->Export->Viewer . User will be prompted to select part. After selection, options dialog box will pop-upThis box will have options listed

in following table. Recommended setting of these options for type of IDI file (BREP/FACET) are also listed in the table.

 

IDI File Type Option Status Location of option Comments
Options->Advanced->Advanced Export Options
BRep Auxiliary attributes ON Part Options Auxiliary attributes are exported
Precise BRep ON Part Options BRep data are exported
Analytic output ON Part Options

Analytic data are not exported Tessellated ContentOFFPart Options

All the four options under this category to be put OFF. Facetted data will not be exported. Annotation ContentON/OFFPart and Assembly Annotation OptionsPut ON the options under this category if annotations are to be exported. CompressOFFFile OptionsIDI file written is not zipped.FacettedAuxiliary attributesONPart OptionsAuxiliary attributes are exported Precise BRepONPart OptionsBRep data are exported Analytic outputONPart Options

Analytic data are exported Tessellated ContentONPart Options

All the four options under this category to be put ON.

Facetted data will not be exported. Triangle StripsONAdvanced OptionsFacets made of Tristrips Triangle FansONAdvance OptionsFacets made of Trifans Annotation ContentON/OFFPart and Assembly Annotation OptionsPut ON the options under this category if annotations are to be exported. CompressOFFFile OptionsIDI file written is not zipped.

Environment

The ideal working environment makes use of the following:
Cache mode ON 
(set via Tools->Options->Infrastructure->Product Structure->Cache Management)

File format:

CGR for users that need better performance and do not require exact positioning (or exact measuring)

CATPart for users that need the additional features provided by the CATPart format (such as exact measurement, exact positioning, kinematics, etc.)

 

Settings To Be Done In Catiav5

(Tools/Options/External Format)

 

Source: https://catiatutor.com/ideas-to-catia-v5/

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