Magics offers 2 possibilities to 'unite' STL files.
1) Merge: This is just simply putting all the triangles together in one
file. (internal features are kept)
2) Boolean unite: Both parts are united and the surfaces are recalculated.
The result is one solid part without internal features.
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From: RP Solutions [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: maandag 21 mei 2001 12:09
Subject: Making STL files
First off a big thanks to all of you that replied to my mailing.
After looking at the various options I think that exporting a shrinkwrap in
Pro E may be the solution.
Solidview only merges STL files which is not really what I want to do.
Ideally I would like to merge the parts and get rid of all the internal
features. When I tried it in Solidview it merged the STL data but kept the
I will try Magics if I get the time but I think it will only merge the STL
I got the job done by editing out the slices in Quickslice, this took a long
time but gave me a part with all the exterior features but a solid build on
the inside to make a tough model, suitable for handling by the customer and
fit and function testing.
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