An action in Centro 7 performs a specific task. Actions are building blocks used to create a pipeline.

Extract PMI


Extract PMI

If the native CAD file contains PMI/GD&T information, this action extracts it in a csv format.

Fields


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
Input filename

The file path and file name of the CAD file.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.

Output filename

Specify the file path and name to output.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Existing file handlingChoose what action to take if a file of the same name already exists in the specified location.





CAD Conversion


CAD2CAD Conversion

Convert a supported 3D CAD format to a new 3D format. See CAD Publisher CAD2CAD Export Options.

Fields


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
Input file name

The file path and file name of the CAD file.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.

Default output directory

Specify the directory where the converted files are to be saved.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Default output file name

Specify the file name of the converted file without the extension.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.

Importer OptionsChoose a predefined importer options set defined in the Admin Area for reading CAD files.
Existing file handling

Choose what action to take if a file of the same name already exists in the specified location.

Choose Overwrite, Create a new version, or Do nothing.

Output formats

Select one or more output formats (PDF, HSF, PRC, JT, SAT, SAB, IGES, X_T, STEP, STL, or U3D).

Custom output file path

Enter a destination file path to override the default output directory field.

Use dynamic properties to append to the resource name.

Add to CatalogUpload the generated resource to the catalog.
Resource Name TemplateThe resource name to use for uploaded files to the Catalog part. (Extension will be appended, e.g. "CAD file - STL".)
Catalog IDSpecify the Catalog ID in the Catalog.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.
Add to CategoryFor a new resource, select a specific Catalog part resource category to place the converted file.
Set the Category nameCreate a new category to file the output file to.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.
Select from a listSelect from the list of pre-configured categories in the Admin area.
Add Tags to ResourceEnter tags that will be automatically added to new resources.
Add Tags based on dynamic propertiesCreate a tag to new resources based on dynamic properties.
Remove file after uploadDelete the local copy of the generated file after it has been uploaded to the catalog.
Select a LocationThe location to upload the resource files.
Enter API details manuallyRather than selecting a location from the list, manually enter the information based on the URI.



CAD to PNG image

Convert a CAD file to a PNG image file.

Fields


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
Input filename

Specify the file path and name of the file to be converted.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Output filename

Specify the file path and name of the converted file.

 Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Existing file handlingSelect Overwrite, Create a new version, or Do nothing if the file name already exists.
Camera Standard ViewSets the camera for image export ot be a preset camera view.
Background colorBackground color to be used for images.
Image resolutionResolution to be used when producing image (default is 640x480).
Transparent backgroundTransparent background.
Image Autofit CameraPerforms an exact fit prior to image generation.
Camera DefaultSets the camera for image export to be the default view stored in the CAD file.
Use custom converterCheck this box to specify a custom locatio nfor the CAD converter executable.
Add to CatalogUpload the generated resource to the catalog.
Resource Name TemplateThe resource name to use for uploaded files to the Catalog part. (Extension will be appended, e.g. "CAD file - STL".)
Catalog IDSpecify the Catalog ID in the Catalog.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.
Add to CategoryFor a new resource, select a specific Catalog part resource category to place the converted file.
Set the Category nameCreate a new category to file the output file to.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.
Select from a listSelect from the list of pre-configured categories in the Admin area.
Add Tags to ResourceEnter tags that will be automatically added to new resources.
Add Tags based on dynamic propertiesCreate a tag to new resources based on dynamic properties.
Remove file after uploadDelete the local copy of the generated file after it has been uploaded to the catalog.
Select a LocationThe location to upload the resource files.
Enter API details manuallyRather than selecting a location from the list, manually enter the information based on the URI.



CAD to SpinFire

Convert a native CAD file to an .ACT3D file.

Fields


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
CAD filepath

Specify the path and name of the native CAD file.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Background colorSelect the background color for the ACT3D file.
Target file path

Specify the path and file name of the converted .ACT3D file. Leave the field blank to assign the same file name as the source in the same location.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Importer OptionsChoose from predefined SpinFire Importer Options.
Include BRepWhether to include BRep model in the ACT3D file.
Save as Shattered AssemblySave as a SHATTERED.ACT3D SpinFire Resource.
Include 3D PreviewWhether to include a 3D preview in the ACT3D file.
Use tessellation compressionWhether to use tessellation compression.
Add to CatalogUpload the generated resource to the catalog.
Resource Name TemplateThe resource name to use for uploaded files to the Catalog part. (Extension will be appended, e.g. "CAD file - STL".)
Catalog IDSpecify the Catalog ID in the Catalog.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.
Add to CategoryFor a new resource, select a specific Catalog part resource category to place the converted file.
Set the Category nameCreate a new category to file the output file to.
Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes.
Select from a listSelect from the list of pre-configured categories in the Admin area.
Add to CategoryFor a new resource, select a specific Catalog part resource category to place the converted file.
Add Tags to ResourceEnter tags that will be automatically added to new resources.
Add Tags based on dynamic propertiesCreate a tag to new resources based on dynamic properties.
Remove file after uploadDelete the local copy of the generated file after it has been uploaded to the catalog.
Select a LocationThe location to upload the resource files.
Enter API details manuallyRather than selecting a location from the list, manually enter the information based on the URI.
Existing file handlingSelect Overwrite, Create a new version, or Do nothing if the file name already exists.





File Operations


Copy File

Copy a file in the file system.

Fields


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
Source filepath

Specify the file path and name of the file to be copied.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Destination filepath

Specify the file path and name of the file copy.

 Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Existing file handlingSelect Overwrite, Create a new version, or Do nothing if the file name already exists.



Move File

Move a file in the file system.

Fields


Action name

Enter a name for the action.

Source filepath

Specify the file path and name of the file to be moved.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Destination filepath

Specify the file path and name to move the file.

Use dynamic properties to acquire queued file attributes. 

Existing file handling

Select Overwrite, Create a new version, or Do nothing if the file name already exists.



Unzip File

Unzip zip and tar files.

Fields


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
Source zip file

Specify the file path and name of the file to unzip.

Destination directorySpecify the folder to unzip files.
Existing file handlingSelect Overwrite, Create a new version, or Do nothing if the file name already exists.





Other


Run Process

Run an executable process outside of Centro.

Fields


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
Process pathSpecify the path and process name to execute.
Process ArgumentsEnter any parameters the process requires.



 

Send an email

Send an e-mail notification to a specific user(s).

Send an Email


Action nameEnter a name for the action.
Sender Display Name

Enter the name displayed in the email sender list.

Recipient Email AddressEnter a valid e-mail address to whom the notification is sent.
SubjectEnter a subject for the e-mail.
MessageEnter the message to send.
Email ServerSelect Centro configured email server or user defined.
Sender Email AddressEnter a valid email address from whom the notification is sent.
PasswordEnter the password for the sender's e-mail address.
SMTPSelect the type of SMTP server.




Duplicate Pipeline Action

Copy a pipeline action in a pipeline using the Duplicate button.

To duplicate a pipeline action

  1. Edit a pipeline.

  2. Find the action to duplicate.

  3. Click Duplicate.

  4. Adjust the name of the new action.

  5. Adjust options of the new action.

  6. Click Save changes.

  7. Move the action to the appropriate location in the pipeline sequence if necessary.