[Sidefx-houdini-list] CAD to Houdini

Peter Robbinson probbins at corefa.com
Mon Oct 2 09:19:07 EDT 2006


I would try the .iges route next. That format is more closely associated 
with CAD conversions and there are usually more options for
them to control the conversion.

PeterR

CraigLeeHoffman at aol.com wrote:

> 
>
>You could try having them export another format- I think Houdini does read  
>in .dxf files or you could perhaps try iges...  Or you can try  PolyTrans as a 
>translator, but that costs money.  It might do a better job  in converting a 
>standard CAD file to a nice Houdini friendly .bgeo (but I found  a bug where 
>Polytrans didn't turn a UV into a Houdini UVW properly, but there is  a bug fix 
>for this)...
> 
>Also, you might want to have the company scale it up before exporting if  the 
>scale is small.  I seem to remember a problem where precision issues  messed 
>up a model, but can't remember the details.
> 
>-Craig
> 
> 
>In a message dated 10/1/2006 8:00:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>jed at jedschwartz.com writes:
>
>I'm  working with CAD files from the engineering dept. of a large   
>European Company- I'm having them output .obj files which have  worked  
>great with past projects- However these files are coming in  all  
>messed up- it seems like the poly points are being connected via  a  
>bad guess rather than precision ordering-?
>
>Does anyone know  if there is some specific output routine I can  
>suggest the engineers  use to take care of this problem??
>
>Many thanks for any  suggestions!!
>
>Jed-
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