RE: Making a single STL file from Multiple parts.

Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 09:33:59 EEST

You can also try out 3DdataExpert from Deskartes or Paraform. It allows you
to merge several stl file and save it at once.
Jan Hill
adidas-Salomon AG

-----Original Message-----
From: RP Solutions []
Sent: Friday, May 18, 2001 6:15 PM
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
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Leicester Row, Coventry CV1 4LH
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Fax: 02476 632 131

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