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Frequently asked questions and answers



Why is the license server not accessible?

Can project settings be saved for new projects?

Can old ICP projects be loaded?

Why are fonts replaced?

Why is the display in the drawing window poor or why is no content displayed?

What to consider when stamping PDF?

Can drawings be stamped using OCR?

Why is a characteristic not created with the correct properties?

How can characteristics be copied?

How can a stamp be repositioned?

Is an Excel Add-In required for the test plan export to Excel?




Why is the license server not accessible?

If infra CONVERT shows that the license server could not be reached, first make sure that the network address of the license server (host and port) are entered correctly. Then check if there is an active network connection to the Lizenzserver besteht.

Is a firewall blocking communication with the license server? If necessary, configure the firewall on the server so that the “LicenseServer.exe” is allowed to use the input port “6781”.
See Administrator's manual > Installation > Licensing service > Enable port for the license service

If all the above measures have failed, uninstall infra CONVERT and reinstall it afterwards.
See Installation > Uninstall




Can project settings be saved for new projects?

The project settings include the definitions of tags, categories and stamp templates as well as the preselection of the general tolerance tables. They apply, other than general settings (Edit (menu bar) > Settings), in the respective project. They are saved in the project file and can be edited when the project is open (Edit > Project Settings).

When a new project is created, the project settings are loaded from configuration files. These form the template for new projects. The configuration files can be edited and exchanged.
See Administrator’s Guide > Introduction > Overview (program version 2) > The configuration and template files

infra CONVERT offers the possibility to export the settings currently set in a project or to set them directly as a new standard. The latter only applies if the templates are not obtained from another location, for example a server storage location, or a CAQ/MES system. If in doubt, talk to your administrator or system provider. Otherwise, it is recommended to start infra CONVERT in administrator mode and set the project settings as default according to the following instructions.
See Settings > Project settings > Tags > Save/Export




Can old ICP projects be loaded?

Yes, ICP project files (*.icp) created with infra - CONVERT (version 11) can be loaded into infra CONVERT like drawing sheets.

Note that the feature types used in infra - CONVERT are now mapped with →categories and, optionally, →tag.
See Functions > Inspection plans > Load old ICP project files

The assignment of feature types to category labels is not automatic, but must be defined once by the administrator.
See Settings > Settings > Import > „infra - CONVERT project file (*.icp)“ group




Why are fonts replaced?

When exchanging CAD drawing files, it is important to note that fonts used in a drawing file should be installed on the respective computer system. Otherwise, a processing software does not have the necessary information to be able to display and interpret fonts correctly.
See More > Dealing with missing fonts




Why is the display in the drawing window poor or why is no content displayed?

If the quality of the display in the drawing window is poor, the image builds up slowly or no content is displayed, we recommend the following procedure.

If no content is displayed after importing a drawing sheet from a DXF or DWG file, first check whether the selected area (model space or paper space) contains content.
See  Functions > Drawings > Import drawing > Workflow

Then check whether the graphics support (hardware) is sufficient for a CAD application. Also check whether the graphics card driver is up to date.

You can adjust the performance requirements for the graphical display in the drawing window to suit your circumstances. To do this, gradually reduce the quality for the rendering.
See Settings > Settings > General > „Display“ group

If infra CONVERT is running in a virtual machine, pay special attention to the “Graphics” requirements in the system requirements.
See Installation > System requirements




What to consider when stamping PDF?

Drawings in PDF format have different qualities with regard to the quality for automated readability (machine readability) and thus stampability. Generally, PDF drawings do not reach the quality of CAD exchange formats (DXF, DWG, IGES). You can find instructions on how to stamp PDF here:
See Further > Stamp PDF




Can drawings be stamped using OCR?

A drawing entry or the entire drawing file is not prepared for further processing by software if no →coded characters are included, for example in →raster graphics. A function for recognising features using optical character recognition (OCR) is not available in infra CONVERT. In the video linked below, we demonstrate that characteristics can be created faster and more securely using the quick entry dialogue (manual stamping).
SeeELIAS GmbH - Use of OCR (YouTube)
See Functions > Characteristics > Manually stamp




Why is a characteristic not created with the correct properties?

If a characteristic is not created directly with the desired properties, this can have several reasons. The most common causes and procedures are described below.

The drawing entry is divided into text elements

Use the Stamp tool to check whether all the text elements belonging to a drawing entry are combined into a block or group. All elements should be highlighted at once when you move the mouse pointer over them. If this is not the case, try stamping the separated elements of an entry as a group.
See Functions > Characteristics > Stamp automatically > Workflow > 4c Stamp group

The drawing entry is not completely character coded

Use the Stamp tool to check whether individual text characters of an entry are not character-coded, usually these are the graphic symbols. All lines of a character should be highlighted at once when you move the mouse pointer over it. If this is not the case, the character is not character coded and cannot be read.
See Further > Terms > Drawing data format

Check the export settings in the CAD system or use a different drawing file format. The best automatic stampability is achieved with DXF and DWG formats.
SeeDrawing export from CAD system

If you have no possibility to influence the export settings in CAD or to use another file format, we recommend the following procedure:

Stamp the coded portion of an entry automatically and change the properties of the created characteristic afterwards if the change effort is low.
See Functions > Characteristics > Stamp automatically

If several properties need to be changed after a characteristic has been created, stamp the entry directly manually. Shape and position tolerance entries should always be stamped manually.
See Functions > Characteristics > Manually stamp




How can characteristics be copied?

In infra CONVERT there are three possibilities to assign several single characteristics to a drawing entry:

• Generate single features based on the number of repetitions.

• Duplicate a characteristic.

• Stamp a characteristic again.

An overview and a reference to the function descriptions can be found under →Single/multiple characteristics.




How can a stamp be repositioned?

Stamps are positioned on the drawing sheet with two points: the stamp position, which is approximately the centre of the stamp, and the reference point. The connecting line, which is drawn from a certain distance between the two points, points to the reference point. The tip of the VDA stamp also always points to the reference point. A short instruction on how to change the stamp position and the reference point can be found here:
See Funktions > Characteristics > Reposition and align stamp




Is an Excel Add-In required for the test plan export to Excel?

The Excel Report Add-In for infra - CONVERT is no longer used by infra CONVERT. The Excel export function is integrated in infra CONVERT. You select the desired Excel template file during the export process. infra CONVERT saves the Excel workbook with the characteristic information to the desired location. You can freely edit Excel template files.
See Functions > Export > Export test plan > Step 2d


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