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Want to open file from CATIA V4 in CATIA V5R21

Matjo

New member
Hi everyone,

I want to open file from CATIA V4 in my current CATIA (V5R21) but seen some error happened.

Incident report from CATIA said "Open failed due to invalid or inconsistent extension type".

Any idea guys how to open it?

This is CATIA V4 file if someone want to try open it.
CATIA V4 File

Thank you :)
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
If you want to view the models, just open them directly with CATIA V5.

If you want to edit the models;
1. Open the model with V5, and Copy the MASTER node
2. create a new Part file. Use Paste Special and choose the As Specified option to convert the model into an editable CATPart.

If you have many models to convert, there is a batch utility for this.
 

MrCATIA

Super Moderator
Hi everyone,

I want to open file from CATIA V4 in my current CATIA (V5R21) but seen some error happened.

Incident report from CATIA said "Open failed due to invalid or inconsistent extension type".

Any idea guys how to open it?

This is CATIA V4 file if someone want to try open it.
CATIA V4 File

Thank you :)
Was the file renamed with Windows? .model is a valid extension for CATIA V5

Here's a link to a CATIA tutorial on this:
http://www.catia.com.pl/tutorial/z2/v4_integration.pdf
 
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Matjo

New member
Was the file renamed with Windows? .model is a valid extension for CATIA V5

Here's a link to a CATIA tutorial on this:
http://www.catia.com.pl/tutorial/z2/v4_integration.pdf
Thank you MrCATIA,

You said something about "file renamed" and it trigger me some idea. I make some study about CATIA V4 because of this problem and to find solution. It said impacts of opening a CATIA V4 file in CATIA V5 where "V4 session => .CATProduct". So i try to rename to .session and i can open it.

First problem had been solved and if there any problem during i edit this file, i will tell you and others.

Thank you MrCATIA :)
 

Matjo

New member
Dear MrCATIA and other,

I want add assembly constraint in this model and got message from CATIA,

"Geometry not published.

Select another geometry or publish it before use it."


Any ideas?
 

Matjo

New member
Dear MrCATIA and other,

I want add assembly constraint in this model and got message from CATIA,

"Geometry not published.

Select another geometry or publish it before use it."


Any ideas?
So far after some digging on tutorial that given by MrCATIA and others tutorial, i found one method which is;

1.Copy *MASTER from V4 model
2.Open new part window and Paste As Spec into .CATPart (Part1 or others name)
3.Rebuild back assembly model ( after use step 2 for all childpart)
4.Use publication for constraint purpose

if this only method to applying constraint on assembly part (V4 model open in CATIA V5) or there still others method can be apply?

but i still has problem when involving measuring constraint because i do not has reference and some can be measure manually while others not.

by the way, this is another tutorial that i been used
V4 Integration (Version 5 Release 14)

Thank you :)
 
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ferdo

New member
Took me 5 minutes using the right approach....no need to use constrains to re-position everything, models fully parametric (of course, what was done also in V4).

Capture v4.JPG

Capture v4 2.JPG
 
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MrCATIA

Super Moderator
I want add assembly constraint in this model and got message from CATIA,

"Geometry not published.

Select another geometry or publish it before use it."


Any ideas?
Let's save Publishing for an advanced lesson. To get your assembly constrained, use Tools + Options to turn off the Publishing feature. See figure below.

publish.JPG
 

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