I have a geometry that I converted from Pro/E with the proe-brl convert
to make and .asc file and the asc2g to create the brlcad model. In
Pro/E, the model was created with multiple instances of the same part
with in a sub assembly just in different locations. Also there are mid
level assemblies made up of sub-assemblies, and these mid-level
assemblies are instanced at several locations in higher level
The converter takes each part and creates a solid, then a region with an
id assigned. There is only one of these created even though there are
many really in the model. Then these regions are put into combinations
with different transforms, but still have only one region name and id.
Also the single sub-assembly combination is used with different
transforms in higher level combinations.
My quandry is that since this is for a vulnerability analysis I need to
differeniate which component was damaged and which individual subsystem
it was part of (left vs right). When I try to edit the model in mged I
can only select a single one of the multiple entities with the primitive
selection menu (when I select matrix selection, the primitive selection
menu comes up instead, version 7.6.2).
I am not sure what is the best way to get individual components that I
can track and edit. Should I try to edit the .asc file with a text
editor instead of the .g file? And if so I am not sure where to start
duplications and renaming/renumbering solids, regions, combinations?
Any suggestions? This is a 500+ component geometry.
What is best practice?