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ECAD Swap for asm file

D. Urban

New member
Hi,
I’m trying to swap an ecad component for a pro/e assembly rather than a part, however pro/e is only creating a part with the assembly name that I want it to use?

Have we lost the ability to swap pro/e assemblies in ECAD?

Sample:
#
map_objects_by_name->
ECAD_NAME "SW_TL1105"
ECAD_ALT_NAME "SW_TL1105EF160Q"
ECAD_TYPE ""
MCAD_NAME "SW_TL1105EFXXXX"
MCAD_TYPE "asm"
MCAD_LAYER "SW_TL1105_SW_TL1105EF160Q"
END
#

Note: I have tried the MCAD_TYPE as “asm” “assm” “assy” “asy”
But rather than pulling in the pro/e assembly in it creates a part with the mcad name?

Any suggestions?
 

D. Urban

New member
Hi,
I’m trying to swap an ecad component for a pro/e assembly rather than a part, however pro/e is only creating a part with the assembly name that I want it to use?

Have we lost the ability to swap pro/e assemblies in ECAD?

Sample:
#
map_objects_by_name->
ECAD_NAME "SW_TL1105"
ECAD_ALT_NAME "SW_TL1105EF160Q"
ECAD_TYPE ""
MCAD_NAME "SW_TL1105EFXXXX"
MCAD_TYPE "asm"
MCAD_LAYER "SW_TL1105_SW_TL1105EF160Q"
END
#

Note: I have tried the MCAD_TYPE as “asm” “assm” “assy” “asy”
But rather than pulling in the pro/e assembly in it creates a part with the mcad name?

Any suggestions?
Found it:
Must use:
MCAD_TYPE "asssembly"
 

Ashok Kumar

New member
Hi,
I’m trying to swap an ecad component for a pro/e assembly rather than a part, however pro/e is only creating a part with the assembly name that I want it to use?

Have we lost the ability to swap pro/e assemblies in ECAD?

Sample:
#
map_objects_by_name->
ECAD_NAME "SW_TL1105"
ECAD_ALT_NAME "SW_TL1105EF160Q"
ECAD_TYPE ""
MCAD_NAME "SW_TL1105EFXXXX"
MCAD_TYPE "asm"
MCAD_LAYER "SW_TL1105_SW_TL1105EF160Q"
END
#

Note: I have tried the MCAD_TYPE as “asm” “assm” “assy” “asy”
But rather than pulling in the pro/e assembly in it creates a part with the mcad name?

Any suggestions?
Hi,

What is actual syntax for ecad_hint.map file?

#
map_objects_by_name->
ECAD_NAME "????"
ECAD_ALT_NAME "????"
ECAD_TYPE "????"
MCAD_NAME "????" ----> Creo Converts automatically.
MCAD_TYPE "part"
MCAD_LAYER "????"
END
#

I am setting up Creo for data translation to ECAD. But i see there are some glitches. Please help me out.
 

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