SESConverter


A Bidirectional CAD File Conversion Tool

SESConverter is a powerful SICL-DXF-DWG bidirectional conversion software tool that can be used to import and convert CAD files compatible with the DXF (Drawing Exchange Format) or AutoCAD proprietary DWG formats to various SES software package compatible input files (*.f05) that use the SES Input Command Language (SICL). Conversely, SESConverter can also convert SES input files (*.f05) to DXF and DWG formats.




Features

Convert DXF/DWG to SES F05 Format (Import Operation):

Import option implies one can convert DXF/DWG files to SES input files (*.f05) ; the generated files (MALT, MALZ or MALZ compatible compution modules) can then be imported in SESCAD. SESConverter lists and visualizes all Layers, Entities, and Blocks contained in the DXF or DWG file and it is possible to discard any extra layers and entities included in the DXF or DWG file and import only the entities and the blocks which are required for the study in the converted SES input file.


Convert DXF and DWG Entities to SES Objects:

  • Convert most DXF and DWG entities to SES conductors.
  • Convert DXF and DWG Polyface mesh and 3D face entities to SES plates.
  • Convert DXF and DWG “DXFCircle”, “DXFLwpolyline” and “DXFInsert” entities to SES rods.

Save Selected DXFLayers:

  • Extract and save selected layers to a DXF/DWG file, or save all layers to different files.

Convert SES F05 to DXF/DWG Format (Export Operation):

Export implies that CAD objects are converted from SES input files (*.f05) to DXF or DWG format: SES conductors, rods and plates are all converted to DXF lines.


Radius Mapping:

The radius of conductors in SICL input files can be associated to the color property of the corresponding DXF entities. Conversely, the color of entities in CAD files can be associated to specific radius values in SICL input files.

  • Color Radius Mapping : Controls the specification of the radii of imported or exported conductors by associating radius values to line colors in the DXF or DWG file.
  • Layer Radius Mapping : The SES conductor radius assigned to all entities in the same DXF layer can be explicitly defined directly in the layer grid during the import operation. The DXF layer color assigned to the same group of conductors having the same radius can be explicitly defined directly in the grid during the export operation.

CADEditorX

A powerful CAD add-on software component (CADEditorX) is integrated into SESConverter to handle DXF3DSolid entities in DXF or DWG CAD compatible files. This CADEditorX software component converts DXF3DSolid entities to DXF3DFace or PolyLine3D entities, thereby enabling SESConverter to handle DXF3DSolid entities. Moreover, the CADEditorX interface offers improved image display and the ability to create, edit, and manipulate images for those who have sufficient CAD knowledge. It is based on the industry standard CADEditorX proprietary software.

On the right side of the main toolbar in SESConverter, above the viewer panel, there are two buttons related to CADEditorX functions:

  • Click the button on the left, , to export a drawing from SESConverter to CADEditorX.
  • By using the button on the right, , 3DSolid entities, if applicable, are converted into 3DFace or Polyline3D entities in a new file which is then imported into SESConverter.

The CADEditorX Menu

The main menu of SESConverter has a CADEditorX entry, providing access to the functionalities described below:

  • Export to CADEditorX : Loads a file that is open in SESConverter into the CADEditorX interface.
  • Save Drawing in CADEditorX to a File : Saves the current drawing in CADEditorX to a new file. Any 3DSolid entities in the image will be converted to 3DFace or Polyline3D in the new file.
  • Export to Converter : Loads the saved file from CADEditorX to SESConverter.
  • Show/Hide : When the user clicks this command, a sub-menu of panel types appears which the user can elect to show or hide in the CADEditorX interface.

Extensive context-sensitive help is available to discover all functionalities of CADEditorX and SESConverter.