Maxsurf IGES converted & edited in Solidworks

Discussion in 'Software' started by dale.frahm, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. dale.frahm
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    dale.frahm Junior Member

    Hello to everyone ,

    I´m looking for a way to convert my Maxsurf .IGES hull , into an editable surface in Solidworks (with control points) , without having to reloft a hull from Maxsurf sections .

    Is this possible ? Is there a way for solidworks to recognise and edit an .IGES hull surface ?

    Any help would be greatfully appreciated ... and a possible suicide averted .
     
  2. quequen
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    quequen Senior Member

    I don't know a direct method, but I'll tell you what I do, hope it helps:

    1- Import the Iges surface and repair it
    2- Cross it with an array of work planes (as sections or waterlines)
    3- Use Curve->Partition Lines to capture the intersections between the iges surface and your set of planes
    4- Convert each partition line and each edge to a 3d sketch
    5- Use the Boundary Surface command to reconstruct the surface wich now is controlled by your 3dsketches.
    6- Hide the original Iges surface

    If you're modelling a simple hull, it will take just minutes. If you're trying to deal with a complex set of iges surfaces all at the same time, then you're fry:D

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  3. quequen
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    quequen Senior Member

    I meant fried...
     

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