CAD Import Message Files

Each reader reads the CAD file and sends the geometry information to Engineering Solutions. When a CAD file is read, a .msg file is created (or appended to) in the current working directory.

For example, the file iges_reader.msg is created for the IGES reader.

Three types of messages appear in the .msg file.
Includes information about the file being read.
Indicates that data was modified.
Indicates when a geometric entity could not be created.

These files can be useful for debugging errors found during import.

For CATIA and JT formats, those files (respectively ct_raedr.msg and jt_reader.msg) will contain detailed information about imported assembly files.