Re: AppleMac -> STL?

From: Delft Spline Systems (
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 14:33:42 EEST

Beste Matthijs

(as the name sounds very Dutch indeed).
Creating STL files on a Mac does not differ from creating them on a PC:
just select the appropriate export function in you CAD software and the
file will be created. As most downstream processes will use Windows
instead of a Mac you will have to transfer the resulting file to a PC, which
can be done using a network, floppy, CD or any other media.

We have customers using FormZ on Mac and using Vellum on Mac, both
exporting STL to be used with DeskProto on a PC. For a Design school
this is an ideal setup to teach the students RP at low cost - sorry, cannot
resist some marketing.

Best Regards,

Lex Lennings.

At 05:20 PM 5/29/00 +1200, you wrote:
>At our School of Design we have AppleMacs with Vellum Solids and FormZ
>as CAD software. Does anyone have experience with generating /
>translating into STL files in a Mac environment ?
>Matthijs Siljee lecturer
>Massey University School of Design
>Private Box 756
>Wellington - New Zealand
>ph +64 - (0)4 - 384 3846 ext 227
>For more information about the rp-ml, see

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

For more information about the rp-ml, see

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