We are currently working on a Memory Efficient Slicing Algorithm for STL files.
The program mainly alleviates the memory bottle-neck caused by STL file size during slicing.
For the time being, the largest STL file I sliced was 38MB having 767256 facets using a 64MB RAM under Win 95. Sorry I could not remember the time taken!!.
However, as of now it can only generate a custom layer format (CNT) in ASCII format which is very much similar to CLI. I will incorporate the CLI output module in near future.
If you are still interested in having a copy of our program, please contact me.
Frankie, K. T. Kwok, MPhil. Student
Dept. of Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Eng.
The University of Hong Kong, SAR China
From: Alta Precision <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 1999 10:33 PM
Subject: Slicing problems
Could anyone offer any advice on how to speed up the slicing process of 3D Systems' "Maestro"?
I am trying to zslice a 19" * 19" * 21" QuickCast pattern, and by my estimates it will about 7 days just to slice the darn thing. I believe I am running out of RAM and the disk swapping is slowing down the whole process. We are running an SGI Indigo2 R10000 w/256Mb RAM. The file in question is only about 16Mb in size and 335 500 triangles. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Alta Precision Prototypes
Montreal, Qc., Canada
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