attached you can download an application which exports all selected faces and edges in an Alibre-Session as 3D-DXF.
This is useful for people which do cam on .STL models and need the boundarys and curves or for people which like to engrave something (Cut2D...)
Uodate: !!! Now you can export the mesh icluded in the DXF-File !!!
Tested and working with the current download release:
Alibre (2D only)
Catia V5 (2D only)
CondaCam (2D + 3D)
Cut2D (2D only)
eMachineShop free CAD Software (2D only)
GCAD3D (2D + 3D)
Work NC (2D + 3D)
to be continued - please let me know if a app you use works or not
When you choose a partsession with holefeatures in it the application automaticaly renames the sketch of the holefeature with description of the hole (diameter , type , depth)...
A circle with the smallest diameter will be added to the sketch.
This Program is free - no support, no warranty for any damage on hardware, software or models when you use it !!!
Imperial-Dimensions are now implementet.
Combined Dimension Foot & Inches is to much work to implement, please choose mm , cm , m , inches , foot / feet.
With the new release of SimLab Composer 2.2, Alibre users will notice many enhancements that will help them to take their Alibre models to the next level.
This release introduces the new edition SimLab Composer (Animation edition), which enables Alibre users to animate their assemblies. Created animations can be exported as rendered movies or animated 3D PDF files.
SimLab Composer 2.2 includes many enhancements for Alibre users including:
Key frame creation, and editing
Path creation, and Path following
Round table animation
Giving the user the ability to scale environment images (HDR).
Controlling rendering anti aliasing.
SimLab Composer 2.2 gives the user the ability to control automatic camera switching. The user will be able to determine the stop and effect durations for switching between different cameras.
The user will be able to select the switching effect to be zoom, roll, or a combination of the two.
Building 3D scenes:
[*]Controlling the field of view (field of view angle for the camera): user selected field of view is used in rendering and in created 3D PDF files.
[*]Creating exploded view.
[*]Breaking faces: In addition to breaking geometries, the user of SimLab Composer 2.2 has the ability to break geometry to its faces. After breaking geometry to its faces the user can assign a unique material for each face.
[*]Deleting unused materials: This new tool allows the user to clean the scene materials from any material not used in the scene.
In addition to STEP, IGES and 3D PDF importers, SimLab Composer 2.2 adds top quality ACIS importer to insure smooth transition of models from Alibre to SimLab Composer
Please delete any previous installled Version of Piper.
Install the Version 1.005 File attached here.
Could you please report in the General Diskussion Section if the Tool works for you and on which Platform and on which Version?
because i need tubing many times i have coded an app for creating tubes with alibre.
A pipe has a startpoint, an endpoint and intersection points of every linear segments which are crossing.
I have attached Demo Files to find out what i mean.
When you start my application you first should load a partsession with "File - open"
This can be an empty Model if you want to create the pipe by entering the values manualy.
Better way is to create and load a Part, with startpoint endpoint and intersection-points in it. (Like the Demo Files).
Second step is to fill the datatable with the points from the alibre Model.
When you push the Button "record / add points" the main - form hides and a small window occures.
This window indicates if and how much points you have clicked in Alibre.
Start clicking the 1st Point of the tube.
Then click the intersection points (in correct order)
last click the endpoint of the tube.
When you have selected all points which are needed to describe the pipe you can stop the recording with the Button "Stop recording"
Now the main-window occures again.
As you can see all the clicked points are inserted in the data-table.
In the datatable you can change everything manualy.
Especially if you have different bending-radians you can change this here.
If you forgot a point or you would like to add a point you can do this by adding a row an record 1 point to this row.
You can delete single rows as well - just play arround with it.
The field "Pipe-Diam" is to set the outer Diameter of the tube you want to create.
Wall thickness is self-explaining.
When everything is done goto "Output" on the top of the form.
Now if everything is ok the app should draw a 3D Sketch for the Tube Path and a Sketch for the Tube-Diameters.
I am sorry, that i can not include the path in the sweep - you have to do this manualy.
-> Open the sweep , click to add path and choose the 3D sketch.
You can safe and restore the data-table vales - for example to hold pipe data without creating 3D Models
You can load the saved data and create the 3D Tube in an empty Part for example.
I have not that much error-handling and i do not know if it runs with 64 Bit.
I am planning to make a version where recording and tube-inserting in assemblys is possible and afterwards a cnc-bending-plan can be generated.
But this would not be for free - let me know if this would be worth $20 for you or if the basic-app is enough.
Have fun and please let me know how / if it works.
Any questions are welcome.