[Sidefx-houdini-list] Houdini used as Solidworks
kuba.roth at gmail.com
Mon Dec 8 19:00:31 EST 2008
Why not give a try. Of course houdini lacks some pretty fundamental tools
(such as simple distance tool). But supports nicely nurbs and it is capable
of exporting iges and dxfs. IGES are sufficient almost everywhere, same with
dxfs which is the standard as far as I know with CNC. The only problem is
that every software but autocad can read the dxf exported from houdini (due
to some header problems) - which is a shame. It would be useful to have also
an option to export dwg... maybe in H11 relese.
Recently I've been using houdini in conjunction with rhino and cad and I am
quite happy about the results :)
On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 6:38 PM, Peter Robbinson <probbins at sympatico.ca>wrote:
> No, it's not a solid modeler and doesn't have that level of precision.
> It's great for conceptual work, but it doesn't output mechanical
> information of much use, so you couldn't send a model direct from
> houdini to a cnc machine, for example. Components have no awareness of
> each other in a mechanical sense.
> jreeves16 at msn.com wrote:
> > I havent used Houdini for a while so I cant remember if it can be done
> > or not, can someone tell me if H can be used for drafting parts like
> > Solidworks?
> > I know you obviously could build the parts in here and save out a usable
> > file format type but does H have anyway of keeping all its measurements
> > correct without being a huge pain that is.
> > Thanks Guys
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