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This workflow applies to all imported plates systems, including hulls.

  1. On the Molded Forms vertical toolbar, click Imported Plate System .

  2. Select the .SAT or .IGS file to import.

    To show .IGS files in the file browser, you must select IGES files (*.igs) as the file type.

  3. Click Open.

  4. If you are importing a hull from an .IGS file and the file defines only half of the hull, click Mirror surface , Mirror reference curves , or both to import a complete hull.

    By default, the two mirror options are disabled. A preview for the hull is updated automatically when you click Mirror surface .

  5. On the ribbon bar, select an appropriate plate type. For example, select Hull for a hull form.

  6. Specify the properties for the imported plate system.

  7. Define the boundaries for the imported plate system.

  8. Click Finish.

  • A complete hull form may not have boundaries.

  • If you define an ambiguous boundary, you must provide more information by selecting bounded areas that together compose the total bounded area.

  • For a hull imported from IGES, an import log file and a .SAT file are automatically created in the same folder as the source .IGS file. The surfaces and curves are automatically named based on the data in the .IGS file folder, and all imported curves are set to Reference type. You can modify the curve type of multiple curves by selecting the reference curves in the Workspace Explorer and then clicking Reference Curve Properties .

  • A minimum set of checks are performed on the data to ensure that it meets the criteria necessary to successfully bound, trim, detail, and manufacture in the software. These checks are the same as those available in the Geometry Analysis and Repair (GAR) task. If any of the checks are not met, then the plate system is created, but it is added to the To Do List with an appropriate error message. You must review the data in GAR, determine the cause of the problem, and make needed corrections. The third-party tool used to create the geometry might be needed to make the corrections.