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Ideal ProEngineer IGES file settings

By david@haydenpub ·
What are the ideal settings for exporting ProEngineer files in an IGES format.

We use ProEngineer for product design but the data must be exported to IGES format to be used by our CAM systems.

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Ideal ProEngineer IGES file settings

by smithjj In reply to Ideal ProEngineer IGES fi ...

These are our recommendations in our company.

Best wishes,

Jeff

IGES Settings

INTF_OUT_BLANKED_ENTITIES YES
This option causes entities which are blanked on a layer to be
exported through IGES, SET, or VDA. This item does not
apply to drawings or related two- dimensional entities.

INTF_IN_BLANKED_ENTITIES YES
This option causes entities which are blanked on a layer to be
imported through IGES. These entities will be automatically
placed on a layer called INTF_BLANK. This layer will be
blank by default, and unblanking the layer will make its
geometry visible.

IGES_IN_106_F2_AS_SPLINE NO
Disables the importing of an IGES copious data entity as a
spline. Note that before release 11, this option was called
IGES_IN_COPIOUS_DATA_AS_SPLINE.

IGES_IN_DWG_COLOR YES
Causes import of RGB information for entities that have a
color. The color definitions are imported into the Pro/E
drawing as user-defined colors.

IGES_IN_DWG_LINE_FONT NO
Disables the import of user defined line fonts under IGES.


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IGES_IN_DWG_PNT_ENT YES
Causes the conversion of an IGES point entity to a drawing
point instead of two short crossed lines.

IGES_NOTE_DISP ALL_VIEWS
Ensures that IGES notes that are not specific to a view will be
displayed in all views, thus ensuring they are visible.

IGES_OUT_ALL_SRFS_AS 128
Causes surface geometry to be output as IGES B-spline
surfaces.

IGES_OUT_ASSEMBLY_DEFAULT_MODE FLAT
Causes assemblies which are exported using IGES to be
output as single level geometry models.

IGES_OUT_CATIA_NOTES YES
Causes large notes (more than 70 strings) to be divided into
several smaller strings.

IGES_OUT_DWG_COLOR YESCauses export of RGB information to the IGES file.

IGES_OUT_DWG_LINE_FONT YES
Allows user defined line fonts to be output.

IGES_OUT_DWG_PNT_ENT YES
Causes a drawing point to be output as an IGES point entity.

IGES_OUT_SPL_CRVS_AS_126 YES
Causes all part geometry spline curves to be output as
B-splines (IGES entity 126).

IGES_OUT_SPL_SRFS_AS_128 YES
Causes all part geometry spline surfaces to be output as
B-spline surfaces (IGES entity 12.

IGES_OUT_SYMBOL_ENTITY NO
Causes a drawing symbol to be output as component notes
and lines instead of as an IGES symbol entity 228. This setting
is required for output to AutoCAD and Computervision
CADDS, which do not process these entities. For systems
which can process this entity, this setting is optional.

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IGES_OUT_TRIM_XYZ YES
Causes XYZ trim data to be output along with the UV data of
a surface. This option is recommended since it ensures that
surfaces are properly trimmed.

IGES_OUT_TRM_SRFS_AS_143 YES
Causes surface features to be output as IGES entities 141 ad
143.

IGES_OUT_START_NOTE YES
This will export the text specified by the
SYSTEM_IGES_HEADER_FILE and
USER_IGES_HEADER_FILE configuration options.

IGES_ZERO_VIEW_DISP ALL_VIEWS
Causes IGES entities which are not specific to a view to be
output in all views. This option is recommended to ensure
geometry is visible on the drawing.
PUT_IGES_DRAWING_ENTITY NO
Causes the drawing entity 404 to not be output. This is
required for AutoCAD, which does not process this entity. For
other systems which can process this entity, this setting is
optional.

USE_IGES_FONT_1003 YES
Enables the IGES output of IGES font 1003.

USE_IGES_KANJI_FONT_2001 YES
Allows you to convert Kanji notes in Pro/ENGINEER to
IGES Kanji notes (font code 2001) when exporting.

IGES_IN_DWG_VIEW NO
Causes all entities which belonged toan IGES view to become
unrelated upon import.

IGES_IN_GROUP_TO_DWG_LAYER YES
Converts an IGES group to drawing layers.

RECOMPUTE_IGES_DIM_VALUE NO
Causes dimension text to appear with the imported dimension
value rather than being recomputed after import.

INTF3D_OUT_EXTEND_SURFACE NO
Causes surfaces to be imported as they are with no extending.

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INTF3D_OUT_SURFACE_DEVIATION .001
Sets the maximum allowable deviation between original and
resulting surfaces in the process of converting Pro/E surfaces
to IGES spline surfaces (only occurs if iges_out_all_srfs_as =
114).

IGES_OUT_TRIM_CURVE_DEVIATION .001
Sets the maximum value for the XYZ trimming curve and the
underlying surface of the trimmed surface.

IGES_EXPORT_DWG_VIEWS YES
Causes export of drawing view information.

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by david@haydenpub In reply to Ideal ProEngineer IGES fi ...

Thanks, This is exactly the information I was hoping to get. I am sorry to be so late in responding, my life is such that I have not been to this site in quite a while.

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by Cedric King In reply to Ideal ProEngineer IGES fi ...

I would agree with the previous submitted answer. His is much detailed.

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