I just purchased SW2016 and the Catia translator. I can't tell that it even does anything. I can import catparts but they just come in like they would have if it was an iges. I also cant save as a catpart. How do I know this is working correctly?
It's working, otherwise you wouldn't be able to open catpart files. This is what the translator does, show the resulting bodies, just like when using iges, step or parasolid.
You should have better results with this plugin.
1. open .catpart
2. run import diagnostics (no problems)
3. run featureworks
4. choose automatic and go to the second page in feature works
5. click on unrecognized body (hightlighted)
6. click on part
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