Importing ECAD to Creo 2.0: Issues with holes
Please bear with me as I am not very experienced with ECAD or MCAD. I have been able to import my .emn and .emp files successfully, and with the addition of some .config settings (ecad_pin, tool, etc.) was able to get the board to render with holes. Now I have a problem where the assembly loads square blocks over where some of my holes are supposed to go. These square blocks load after I select my .emp file, and are selectable parts in the assembly file.
Has anyone encountered this, or knows how to possibly keep these parts from rendering?
06-16-2014, 09:04 PM
Basically EMN File contains:
-Keep In and Keep Out Regions
EMP File Contains:
-ECAD outlines for every component
-ECAD component height information
When an IDF (emn) File is imported into Pro/Engineer, Pro/E cross-references the ecad_name and ecad_alt name from the emn file against the ecad_hint.map. If it a match is found, Pro/Engineer will replace on the fly” geometry with a real 3D Pro/Engineer part or assembly.
So the EMP file contains information describing each component’s 2D shape and height. This information gets disregarded when the Pro/ECAD User replaces this data with real 3D models.