RE: Interrogating .stl files

From: Anshuman Razdan (
Date: Fri Aug 03 2001 - 00:35:49 EEST

Look at Myriad -- -- their product will let u measure
things and also do surface area and volume.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: []On Behalf
Of Brent Stucker
  Sent: Thursday, August 02, 2001 2:10 PM
  To: 'Steve Stewart'; 'Rapid Prototyping Mailing List (E-mail)'
  Subject: RE: Interrogating .stl files


  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
    To: Rapid Prototyping Mailing List (E-mail)
    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
    protogenic, inc.
    1490 w. 121 ave., suite 101
    westminster, co 80234

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