RE: Interrogating .stl files

From: Brent Stucker (
Date: Fri Aug 03 2001 - 00:10:29 EEST


Algorithms can be written to do this. A student of mine, Xiuzhi Qu, has
written code to make this possible using our own viewer, and I am sure the
code could be modified to do this easily as a stand-alone "interrogator"
program which outputs the information of interest. Just about anyone who
has done programming with STL files could develop a software interrogator
capable of doing this.

Dr. Brent Stucker, Director & Asst. Professor
Rapid Manufacturing Center
University of Rhode Island
Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
Gilbreth Hall, 2 East Alumni Ave.
Kingston, RI 02881
ph: (401)874-5187
fax: (401)874-5540
  -----Original Message-----
  From: []On Behalf
Of Steve Stewart
  Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 3:45 PM
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  Subject: Interrogating .stl files

  Is there any way to interrogate an .stl file to get information such as X,
Y, Z, volume, surface area without having to bring it up in a viewer like
  Steve Stewart
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