Using Arch SectionPlane on imported Iges format geometry

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Using Arch SectionPlane on imported Iges format geometry

Postby bitacovir » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:45 am

I imported a geometry (hinge) with iges format into a project where I am working. I did it as iges format because I do not know hot to import FCStd files into another project.
My problem is when I use Arch SectionPlane, I can not create a Draft Shape2DView of the iges format object.

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Re: Using Arch SectionPlane on imported Iges format geometry

Postby yorik » Wed Feb 03, 2016 12:59 pm

Is there any error message? Can you share the iges file?
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Re: Using Arch SectionPlane on imported Iges format geometry

Postby sgrogan » Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:51 pm

bitacovir wrote:I imported a geometry (hinge) with iges format into a project where I am working. I did it as iges format because I do not know hot to import FCStd files into another project.
I take it that you exported the hinge to iges from FreeCAD?
If so make sure Enable B-REP mode is checked in preferences before exporting.
Edit > Preferences > Import/Export > iges tab and check the box.
To import the .FCstd file directly use File > Merge Project...
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Re: Using Arch SectionPlane on imported Iges format geometry

Postby bitacovir » Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:06 am

sgrogan wrote: I take it that you exported the hinge to iges from FreeCAD?
If so make sure Enable B-REP mode is checked in preferences before exporting.
Edit > Preferences > Import/Export > iges tab and check the box.
To import the .FCstd file directly use File > Merge Project...
Thanks sgrogan. That was the problem. And now I can work with FCstd, too. Funny but I thought I was not possible to import a FCstd because I saw a tutorial saying that and suggesting to open this file and to export it as iges for import.
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