RE: Lightyear and Build Station problems

From: Diana Borja (
Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 18:38:06 EEST

Karl, for $295 you can use Decimate, from Raindrop Geomagic, on the
polygons and reduce it to as little as 5% of the total and still keep the
integrity of the design.

Download Decimate from the web site You can't
save the file but you get to see what the results would be.

Diana Borja
Raindrop Geomagic
One Model, One Process, Multiple Outputs

-----Original Message-----
From: []On Behalf
Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 8:46 AM
Subject: Lightyear and Build Station problems

Hello All,

A few comments and possible questions regarding the updated software from

Lightyear it seems has a problem with large files in that I started to
create supports on a part on Friday and this morning it had not completed
it. The file size was 58megs and there were about 1.6 million triangles. I
tried several times to do a triangle reduction in Magics RP but for some
reason that did not work either. Any suggestions would help!

Has anyone else noticed that when Z-smoothing is turned on that the very top
most part of the part is missing a layer or two (the top skin)?

Buildstation does not raise the platform when the build is complete. We
have had to click on the manual raise button for every job done since the
update has taken place.

Any other comments out there?


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