RE: shell problem

From: Deak, Steve (
Date: Tue Feb 01 2000 - 23:25:51 EET

 I know this does not solve your immediate problem, however, write this file
on to a zip disk and bring it to the 3D Systems User Group World Conference
2000. All the software vendors will be there to manipulate your file!
On Sunday there is a Tutorial by Mark Bliek from Materialise on "Repairing
STL files". You can corner other people as well during the conference to
solve your problem. I'm sure someone can show you "how to" at the
Check out the 2000 World Conference at: <>

Always looking to plug the conference! It will be informative and user
focused from start to finish!

Steve Deak 2000 3DSNASUG Chairperson
Mgr.-Rapid Prototyping e-mail:
Hasbro, Inc. voice: (+1) 513-579-3270
615 Elsinore Place fax: (+1) 513-579-3250
Cincinnati, OH 45202 USA Making The World Smile TM



-----Original Message-----
From: Jordan Joseph W DLPC []
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 3:48 PM
To: rapid prototyping list
Subject: shell problem

Hello list,

We currently use 3D Lightyear and SolidView to process stl files. Recently I
shelled out a part in CAD and then generated a stl file. I wanted to put a
vent and drain hole in it so I opened it up in SolidView and used .100 for
my diameter with 5 sides. Everything looked good. Checked it using FIX ALL
under the Repair pull down the file came back good. After that I saved it,
closed the program, and opened 3D Lightyear set up a platform and loaded the
part. As usual I did a verify on the part and it came back bad so I verified
the part again till it was good. Went back and looked the part over and the
drain hole had been covered over but the vent still remained. We have also
had problems with doing a shell of the stl file in SolidView and then using
3D Lightyear to put supports it would delete the shell and make the part
solid. Is anyone else having this type of problem. Any discussion would be
greatly appreciated.

Joseph W. Jordan
Stereolithography Technician
Coastal Systems Station Code E-32
6703 West Hwy 98
Panama City, FL 32407-7001

850-235-5984 (voice)
850-234-4567 (fax)

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