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Technical discussions => Data Import => SOLIDWORKS => Topic started by: isucollateral on October 09, 2013, 01:18:43 am

Title: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: isucollateral on October 09, 2013, 01:18:43 am
Hi, i need a solution to these problems im having in both KeyShot 4.1 and 4.2 Beta.

on one SW model data is missing.

in another SW model keyshot seems to add parts that dont and have never existed within the model.

Need a solution ASAP as im having to render hundreds of products in multiple finishes for our companys new website being launched around Christmas.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: isucollateral on October 09, 2013, 01:23:17 am
Update:

KeyShot seems to have some sort of problem with the model when you use the 'Flex' feature within solidworks.

Cheers.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 09, 2013, 03:45:04 am
Is that something similar as using the "sweep" tool in Inventor, then export as STEP ... that doesn't work either .. with IGES it does work.  Haven't tried a sweep from inventor straight to KS yet.  Should work I guess.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: thomasteger on October 09, 2013, 06:03:16 am
Please provide an example so we can take a look.

Also - have you tried the plugin?
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: isucollateral on October 09, 2013, 07:30:11 am
hi philippe, not sure as i dont use inventor but i will try and save it in IGES or STEP and see if it works.

@Thomas: i have sent the first models and assembly to [email protected] and i think a guy called bruno is looking into it.

im still on SW2010 until i can get SW2014 signed off so the plug in doesnt work with version 4.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: isucollateral on October 09, 2013, 07:48:42 am
@PhilippeV8: you are a genius, so simple but it works. i saved the .sldasm as a .IGES and it loads properly. thank you very much :)

i will try the same with the other file ive been having trouble with.

attached finished renders. ive done 180 degree rotating VR images also.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: isucollateral on October 09, 2013, 08:15:31 am
@PhilippeV8: the second file i was having trouble with wouldnt open at all in .IGES format but worked in .STL

thanks again.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: thomasteger on October 09, 2013, 10:36:02 am
Ah yes - bummer re: SW version. Good that you sent to support already - we will take a look.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 09, 2013, 02:13:02 pm
Don't be to enjoyed with IGES or STEP or STL tho .. as far as I remember, you lose assembly hierarchy with these formats ... or is that with OBJ only ?
Deng, I'm importing Sketchup KSP files and Inventor IAM files succesfully lately that I don't even remember the work-rounds I used so often.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: thomasteger on October 09, 2013, 05:10:03 pm
STEP keeps the hierarchy.
Title: Re: Import Problems: Missing + Added Model Info Upon Import
Post by: PhilippeV8 on October 09, 2013, 10:59:47 pm
Check  :D