RE: CATIA-to-STL (was: IGES to STL)

Date: Tue Mar 17 1998 - 10:04:47 EET

Brandon, Victor and all:

I do have the v4.1.7 CATIA translator, but find that it creates really,
really large STL files (i.e., a quarter scale, 10-spoke cast aluminum
car wheel was over 7Mb). Do you find this also?

I've heard that this was a problem at Chrysler in the past and they
switched to the Brockware translator. I was wondering if this is still
the case or is it that my engineers do not know what settings to use for
the translation?

Please keep in mind that I am not really a CAD expert -- I know just
enough to get into trouble.......

> Dan Davis
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> ----------
> From: Brandon Jacobsen[]
> Sent: Monday, 16 March, 1998 19:32
> Subject: Re: IGES to STL
> Dan,
> I am not familiar with brockware's CATIA to STL translator, but we
> have done extensive work with the CATIA STL package
> available in v4r1.7 and up. It is a little costly but it is an
> excellent stl translator. The major advantage of the CATIA
> translator is that you are 99.99% guaranteed a good STL file if you
> have a Volume or solid. And an offset function that takes
> a single stl of a skin and gives it thickness, which is great for
> rapid tooling. If you have any questions please feel free
> to call.
> Brandon R. Jacobsen
> Eagle Design & Technology, Inc.
> phone: (616) 748-1022
> fax: (616) 748-1032
> "If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?"

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