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FanucRobotIGESfolder

    ROBOGUIDE

    CAD File Converter

    for IGES format (folder version)

    handbook

    2001/3/30

    

    . INTRODUCTION TO THE CAD FILE CONVERTER FOR IGES FORMAT ... 3

    . RUNNING THE CAD FILE CONVERTER FOR IGES FORMAT.................... 4

    . QUITTING THE CAD FILE CONVERTER FOR IGES FORMAT. .................. 4 . OPERATING THE CAD FILE CONVERTER FOR IGES FORMAT ................ 5

    .. SETTING CONVERSION MODE ........................................................................5 .. SETTING CONVERSION PARAMETERS .............................................................6 .. SETTING SOURCE FOLDER FOR CONVERSION ...............................................9 .. SETTING DESTINATION FOLDER FOR CONVERSION RESULT ...................... 10

    .. ABOUT THE NAMING RULE OF RESULT FILES ............................................ 10 .(. PERFORMING FILE CONVERSION ................................................................. 11 .. ERROR CODES AND THE LOG FILE .............................................................. 12 . NOTES .......................................................................................................... 14

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    . Introduction to The CAD File Converter for IGES Format

     If you have any CAD software which generates IGES formatted files, The CAD File Converter for IGES Format converts those files into specific formats for ROBOGUIDE, and vice versa.

     Specific formats for ROBOGUIDE are:

     (1) F2D format that transmits 2-dimensional form data

     (2) F3D format that transmits 3-dimensional form data

    F2D Format

    IGES Format CAD File ROBOGUIDE Converter

    F3D Format

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. Running The CAD File Converter for IGES Format

     Find The CAD File Converter execution file ("IgesTransFoldE.exe") from Windows file browser, and double-click its icon.

     Below is the main panel of The File Converter. To convert IGES formatted file into F2D/F3D formatted files, see Topic 4 in this document.

. Quitting The CAD File Converter for IGES Format.

     You may quit The CAD File Converter by three ways:

     (1) Click the "Quit" button on the main panel (at right bottom)

     (2) Click the X button on the main panel (at right top)

     (3) Click the left-top icon on the main panel, then choose "Close" in the File Menu

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. Operating The CAD File Converter for IGES Format

.. Setting Conversion Mode

     Current Conversion Mode is displayed below the "Conversion Mode" line on the main panel.

     Possible Conversion Modes are shown as follows.

    Conversion Mode contents

    IGES to F2D converting IGES formatted file into F2D formatted file

    IGES to F3D converting IGES formatted file into F3D formatted file

    F2D to IGES converting F2D formatted file into IGES formatted file

    F3D to IGES converting F3D formatted file into IGES formatted file

     In order to change Conversion Mode, click "Set Mode" button on the main panel (at bottom).

     Below is the setting dialog, and you choose Conversion Mode you want. Click OK or Cancel to leave this dialog.

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.. Setting Conversion Parameters

     To see/change Conversion Parameters, click "Parameters" button on the main panel (at bottom).

    Below is the setting dialog.

(A) Entities of figure data

     This concerns conversion settings for each element of figure data in IGES formatted file. Default setting is "NORMAL" as shown above.

     Each element has such attribute as "Independent" or "Dependent." Usually, The CAD File Converter concerns "Independent" elements on conversion. "Dependent" elements are converted only if their parent elements are "Independent". Elements with which The CAD File Converter deals are listed in "5. Notes." Note that even the listed elements may not converted if they are "Dependent" and their parents are not listed. In order to convert such elements, you must choose some other specific parameter shown below than the default one.

     When you choose other parameter than "NORMAL," you must realize some types of information will be lost. For example, such information as connection, feature values, and other geometrical information between figures; e.g. relation between a Trimmed Surface Entity(Type144) and the surface entity that is to be trimmed.

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    Elements Conversion Result

    Parameter

    NORMAL Default setting. Converts "Independent" elements and their

    children.

    ALL Converts entities with visible attribute, even if they are

    "Independent" or "Dependent".

    SURFACE Converts entities which constitute a Plain Entity (Type108), a

    Simple Closed Planer Curve Entity (Type106, form 63),

     a Parametric Spline Surface Entity (Type114), a Rational

    B-Spline Surface Entity (Type128), a Trimmed Surface Entity

    (Type144).

    TRIMMED SURFACE Converts a trimmed surface entity (Type144) only, regardless of

    dependency attribute.

(B) Number of Division

     On converting such figures like Circular Arcs, Curved lines, and Surfaces, into F2D/F3D format, The CAD File Converter approximates them by straight lines or plain surfaces. At this point, The Converter applies this parameter to the original figures.

     Its default setting is 12.

(C) Version

     Choose the version number of IGES format. Default setting is "V5.0". You should choose "CADAM" only if your IGES file is from CADAM.

(D)ACL

     This is the precision parameter on converting figure elements. Default setting is 0.5.

(E) Thickness

     To make ROBOGUIDE possible to test interference and display on reading converted data, you must specify either type of processing. Default setting is NO process.

    Thickness setting Result

    NO Output data by adding reverse P-LOOP surface behind the object

    surface (default).

    YES Output data by thickening the object surface (as if it were a thin

    rectangular parallelepiped)

    * This setting should be tried only if NO PROCESS setting does not

     work. Also note that the converted file size will be increased with this

     setting compared to NO process.

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(F) Thick Size

     If you choose YES process for the Thickness setting, you should specify the thick size value here.

     You cannot put value here when Thickness setting is NO process.

(G)Object Divide

     If you choose YES for dividing objects, the converter makes some objects in the F3D file. Possible Dividing actions are shown as follows.

     ?Independent elements [402-form7] and [408] are converted objects each other.

    ?Other all Independent elements are converted as same (one) object.

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.. Setting Source Folder for Conversion

     The CAD File Converter processes all of the objective files in the designated folder at once. Therefore, you must specify the folder which contains original files, before you start conversion.

     The Source Folder setting is possible by either ways:

     (1) Type folder path name in the Source Folder box.on the main panel

     (2) Click the "Reference" button right to the Source Folder box. Then the folder

     browsing dialog box is appeared as shown below. You may choose the Source

     Folder using this dialog box.

     * Operation for this dialog box is the same as that for general Windows folder

     selection dialog box.

     * Once you choose the Source Folder, also the Destination Folder is set to the same

     folder. If you are going to change the Destination Folder, see the next topic (4.4).

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.. Setting Destination Folder for Conversion Result

     Conversion results are put to the Destination Folder according to the original files in the Source Folder.

     As written in 4.3, the Destination Folder is set to the same as the Source Folder. You may specify The Destination Folder setting by either ways:

     (1) Type folder path name in the Destination Folder box.on the main panel

     (2) Click the "Reference" button right to the Destination Folder box. Then the folder

     browsing dialog box is appeared as shown below. You may choose the Destination Folder using this dialog box.

     * Operation for this dialog box is the same as that for general Windows folder

     selection dialog box.

.. About the Naming Rule of Result Files

     Converted files are named automatically using their original file names by changing their file name extensions. Extension changing rules are as follows:

     (1) IGES to F2D: extension is changed into ".f2d"

     (2) IGES to F3D: extension is changed into ".f3d"

     (3) F2D to IGES: extension is changed into ".igs"

     (4) F3D to IGES: extension is changed into ".igs"

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