FW: Making a single STL file from Multiple parts.

From: Paul Scheible (PaulS@harbec.com)
Date: Fri May 18 2001 - 20:16:10 EEST

        If your customer has access to Solidworks you can export the
assembly from ProE as a parasolid file then bring it into Solidworks. In
Solidworks under the STL options there is the option to "save all components
of an assembly as a single file"
That should solve your problem. This option may exist in ProE also, but I
am unfamiliar with that software.


Paul Scheible
Harbec Plastics, Inc.
369 Rt. 104
Ontario, NY 14519-8999
www.harbec.com <http://www.harbec.com>
pauls@harbec.com <mailto:pauls@harbec.com>
v: 716.265.0010
f: 716.265.1306

-----Original Message-----
From: RP Solutions [SMTP:rps@dircon.co.uk]
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 12:15 PM
To: rp-ml@bart.lpt.fi <mailto:rp-ml@bart.lpt.fi>
Subject: Making a single STL file from Multiple parts.

Hi all,
I have a customer that wants to prototype an assembly as a single part, what
the customer wants is to see the assembly as a single object, just exterior
The customer has all the component parts as STL files(200 pcs) but they
cannot merge them together to create a single STL file of the exterior
Is there some software that will merge the STL data to create a single STL
of the exterior shape? I know I can slice up the component in Quickslice and
edit out each curve to create the exterior but this takes a long time.
The customer has tried to merge the files in ProE without sucess, would a
point cloud or polygon manipulating software get me the external shape I
Thanks in advance
Oliver Cole
Technical Director

RP Solutions
Unit 20 Coventry Canal Warehouse
Leicester Row, Coventry CV1 4LH
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