RE: Making STL files

From: Pieter Bourgaux (
Date: Mon May 21 2001 - 14:15:28 EEST

Dear List,
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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Please don't hesitate to contact me for questions or remarks.
Kind regards,
Pieter Bourgaux
Application engineer
Materialise nv
Tel + 32 16 39 66 74
Fax +32 16 39 66 00

-----Original Message-----
From: RP Solutions []
Sent: maandag 21 mei 2001 12:09
Subject: Making STL files

Hi List,
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
internal features.
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.
Many thanks

Oliver Cole
Technical Director

RP Solutions
Unit 20 Coventry Canal Warehouse
Leicester Row, Coventry CV1 4LH
Tel: 02476 632 120
Fax: 02476 632 131

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