Re[2]: New STL format crazy talk.

From: Terry T. Wohlers (
Date: Thu Jun 04 1998 - 02:31:37 EEST


> seems silly. Also, why take a smooth contour and break it up into
> and then run a smoothing routine to eliminate the roughness.

> Talk about crazy.

This does seem a little crazy. However, a polygonal mesh surface
approximation was the lowest common denominator among CAD systems when the
STL spec was written and, to a large extent, this remains true today.

Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

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