Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool

Cliff Johnson, Cliff

Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
I would like to have the ability do this:



This would be very handy for finding the selected geometry.
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Dave Frank

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Yes, I would like that functionality also.
Good post Cliff

Dave

Justin Dean Dinneen

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Excellent idea, I have been struggling some finding what geomtry goes with what when working on files that I didn't create.  In mastercam there is a option to click on the MO and hit a mask toolpath button and only the geomtry that is powering the MO will show, then you can hit hit again for rest of the geomtry to show again.  I guess it would be on the lines of our ability to swap space in catia.  It would be real cool if we could have this option in catia also.

Bryan Carpio Felsher

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
GREAT idea!

Bryan Carpio Felsher

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Hey Justin,

Almost forgot. You can hit Hide/Show on an MO and if the upper level part/geometrical sets are visible in the tree, then it will hide/show any geometry used by the MO.

However, it won't JUST show the edge on a part, but the entire body. Still, I find it useful sometimes.

Justin Dean Dinneen

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
That will help some for sure, thankyou Bryan.  I just tryed it out on some MO's and it did help me figure ut what was driving it.

Justin Dean Dinneen

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
This toolbar here may help in finding the geomtry also.  Looks like it's kinda like the hide/show option I was looking for.  I clicked on a part operation and it did seem to filter out the toolpath geo to some extent.  anybody else use this option?




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Bryan Carpio Felsher

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Cool...is that in R20, or somewhere in R19 that I haven't seen?

Samarinder Singh

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Its always been there but this is not sufficient for what Cliff is asking. We need something similar found inside mastercam-x. Where user has a choice to see the desired geometry and its label along with the status inside the geometry view and option to hide everything else temporarily.

Bryan Carpio Felsher

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Oh, I remember that button now. Roger, first pointed it out to me. Haven't used it for a while. I think what's tough, is in Catia, we are usually picking geometry off of the solid, so it's difficult to show JUST a curve, edge, surface, or point. Rather Catia often shows the ENTIRE solid, so it's not really helpful. I, often, use the icon WITHIN the MO, which turns the geometry a shade of green, and find that very helpful- use it all the time.

Back to the subject, Cliff's simple request for abilty to Center Graph, or Reframe geometry, is something that already exists for many other cases, so it should be quick and easy for them to add this ability to the geometry analyzer.

Personally, I would use it ALL the time. I'm always using this analyzer window, then just trying to REMEMBER the name of the geometry feature or doing a print-screen, and then just SEARCHING for it in a mess of a tree.

This enhancement is simple and should be added to a new service pack, for sure!

Roger Bombassei

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Posted By CLIFFJOHNSON on 07 Dec 2010 09:31 AM
I would like to have the ability do this:



This would be very handy for finding the selected geometry.


I'm with you guys on this too. I have tried the right click hoping it was there

Dave Frank

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Cliff Johnson, Cliff)
Posted By CLIFFJOHNSON on 07 Dec 2010 09:31 AM
I would like to have the ability do this:



This would be very handy for finding the selected geometry.


Hi Cliff,

This ER came up at COE, and I kind of jumped out of my chair and stated the importance of the ER. A great aid for productivity, and I stated the sooner the better for implementation.

Again, great post,
Dave

Dave Frank

RE: Enhancement Request: Reframe and Center Graph for Analysis tool
(in response to Dave Frank)


This is in work, and will be in a V6 Version soon.


Dave Frank  *    Bell Helicopter *  Grand Prairie Texas

Advanced Computer Aided Manufacturing Systems Engineer

COE Product Co-Chairman, Digital Numerical Control