Formats for tesselated data

From: Geiger, Martin (EP/QFM) (
Date: Thu Jul 22 1999 - 15:43:39 EEST

The use of tesselated data for different applications is rapidly increasing.
So, there are different file formats for different applications.

STL for RP
OpenInventor for Visualiziation
VRML for Internet

One disadvantage is that the tesselation is typically done separat for every
Is there any experience in storing tesselated data in EDM/PDM systems
parallel to CAD data?
Are there any tools to convert the data between the formats. I would prefer
macros, without download of the data into a visualization system like CAD.


Martin Geiger
DaimlerChrysler AG
Dep. EP/QFM (Technology Team)
House Post Code: B652
D-71059 Sindelfingen
Phone: +49 (0) 7031 90 82572
Fax: +49 (0) 7031 90 81978

For more information about the rp-ml, see

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.2 : Tue Jun 05 2001 - 22:52:12 EEST