DAN DAVIS, RAPID PROTOTYPE wrote:
> 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
> > Division Head, RP&M
> > Perusahaan Otomobil Nasional Berhad (PROTON)
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> > ----------
> > From: Brandon Jacobsen[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Monday, 16 March, 1998 19:32
> > To: DAN DAVIS, RAPID PROTOTYPE
> > 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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Hi there friends:
DAN you are certanly right, sometimes the .stl files are large,
but this depends of course of the resolution that you need to use for your
applications, In our case, we use the .stl files as an input in a
software for solidification analisis ( MAGMA software ) although the
geometries are complex and relatively large files, we haven't found any
troubles using the files that comes from CATIA.
By the way , we normally have a terrible time trying to close the geometry
(surf's gaps) in order to get the volume or solid-e needed for the STL
utility, any trick to speed that task will be very appreciated.
-- _________________________________________________________________ Victor Cuauhtemoc Moreno Design Engineer NEMAK Corp. Tels: (52 8) 318 52 00 ext. 5359,
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