1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 20, 2010 5:48 PM by Ryan Laplante

    This is how I transfer SW models to modo using MOI for file conversion.

    Ryan Laplante

      Here is my complete work through to get near perfect results

      from MOI importing IGES and exporting .lwo from SW 2008 to modo 301.

       

      Open assembly in SW
      "Save as"  IGES .igs
      Under Options - Solid Surface features - Output as - "CHANGE TO" - Manifold Solid B-rep Object type 186.

       

      Surface representation/system preference - standard
      check box next to
      Export 3d curve features
      Use High Trim curve accuracy

       

      IGES asembly structure
      check
      Save all components of an assembly in one file
      Flatten assembly heirarchy

       

      select OK

       

      close / minimize SW

       

      Open MOI
      Set - options - general - to meters
      Select UNIT OPTIONS
      Set Default Unit system - to Meters

       

      Select all and rotate 90 around origin - This sets my model flat and centered on the work planes - you may or may not have to do this.

       

      SAVE AS - .LWO

       

      I use the following settings
      Angle 12
      Divide larger than .25 curved
      Avoid smaller than .01 which is around 2" on my mesh
      Aspect Ratio Limit 2

       

      select OK

       

      Oen .LWO in modo

       

      Model should be near perfect geometry in Modo , with each part individually selectable for materials.

       

      I will (probably) post some renders in the next few hours.