Re: STL to IGS?

From: Delft Spline Systems (
Date: Mon Aug 24 1998 - 12:41:12 EEST

Peter Falt wrote:

>What is the best way to transfer an STL back into an IGS?
>The STL file from Solid Edge going into either Pre-E or Alias.
>What other 3D files will go between these two programs (Solid Edge & Pro-E)
>Reply appreciated
>For more information about the rp-ml, see

Hi Peter,

The best way to make the required geometry transfer is using
IGES (IGS) only: directly export IGS from Solid Edge.

This way you do not have to convert, and more important you end with
higher quality geometry. While STL is OK for 'downstream processes'
like visualising and prototyping, it is not a good format in case further
CAD modelling after the transfer is required.

Best Regards,

Lex Lennings.

Delft Spline Systems, The Netherlands.
We offer DeskProto: affordable Rapid Prototyping using CNC milling

For more information about the rp-ml, see

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