There might be scenarios in which the users might need to give their model to a contractor or a vendor who might not be having any intelligent software to view and understand the model. In such cases, whenever the user desires to give the model just for representation purposes. He can convert his model into ACIS format which can be viewed in the AutoCAD.
Currently the procedure available allows us to create ACIS of one file at a time which will result in a tiresome work if we have multiple files for conversion. The article explains the procedure to be followed for generating ACIS of multiple files together at once.
Steps to Accomplish
NOTE: View the model and check if the files are placed correctly.
5. In the next dialog, check on Insert and click on OK.
Your Xref Manager should not be showing you any files, so click OK to close.
As a check, select some items now to see if they are separate components.
Observe the white lines created in the model.
Enter again to complete the process. (can take some time) In the command line you can read that AutoCAD “ignored some objects. These are your original AutoPLANT items.
To check the results, you can Import the *.sat file in to a new AutoCAD session. The ACIS of all the files will be created.
Converting AutoPLANT Objects To ACIS
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