Re: Thinning STL files

From: Steve_Farentinos (
Date: Thu Feb 06 1997 - 09:45:52 EET

Bill Noack wrote:
> >

> Imageware's RPM will reduce the polygon count on an stl file. We use
> this periodically when we receive files that are more refined than
> necessary. It helps the slice time and support building time with these
> larger files. The inputs in RPM are a "surface" deviation parameter and
> an angle deviation parameter. You can play with these to get the size
> file you need. It works pretty much as advertised.
> Bill


The Deskartes Rapid Tools product has similar capabilities. A 176 MB
file sounds absurd, though. Maybe they typed in a chord height thinking
the units were inches when they were actually mm. I've made that


Steve Farentinos
PML, Inc.
201 W. Beach Ave.
Inglewood, CA  90302
310 671-4345
310 671-0858 Fax
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