RE: Lightyear and Build Station problems

From: Jason L. Dickman (
Date: Mon Aug 28 2000 - 19:16:11 EEST

Is this (large file) scanned or CAD data?

A few problems we have experienced with 1.1 are:

Missing up-fills on QC parts.
Build files (.bff) that are 2 - 3 times larger than 1.0 files.
Z-Smoothing on significantly increases slice time.


Jason L. Dickman
VP Lab Operations
Shared Replicators, Inc.
3638 South Memorial Dr.
Tulsa, OK USA
Voice: 918-270-8923
Fax: 918-622-1138

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Sent: Monday, August 28, 2000 7:46 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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