From: Anshuman Razdan (email@example.com)
Date: Tue May 14 2002 - 18:29:46 EEST
I am wondering what happened in your world -- I dont think your son
saw the role of compression in the software. Let me know if we can
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
Behalf Of Ron Barranco
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2002 4:11 PM
Subject: STL Import
STL Import for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD 2000/2000i/2002. This
plug-in gives AutoCAD the ability to import graphical data from ASCII as
well as binary Stereolithography (STL) files.
STL Import for SolidWorks is an add-in for SolidWorks 2001. This add-in
gives SolidWorks the ability to import graphical data from ASCII as well
as binary Stereolithography (STL) files.
The .STL file format has become the Rapid Prototyping industry's
standard data transmission format and is the format required to interact
with Stereolithography machines. The STL format very closely
approximates the surfaces of a solid model with triangles.
Stereolithography files contain solids which are made up of 3 sided
facets. STL Import reads these triangular surfaces and knits them into a
solid in a new SolidWorks part document. If the attempt to knit the
surfaces into a solid succeeds, the solid appears as the base feature
(named Imported1). If the surfaces represent multiple closed volumes,
then one part is made for each closed volume. If the attempt to knit the
surfaces fails, the surfaces are grouped into one or more surface
features (named Surface-Imported1, 2, ...).
STL Import is very easy to use as it adds a new file type to the
SolidWorks File Open dialog box. To import a STL file select Open from
the File menu. Select "Stereolithography Files (*.stl)" from the "File
of type" combo box and select a STL file to import. A new part document
will be created containing the imported STL file.
For more info see www.rpware.com
For more information about the rp-ml, see http://rapid.lpt.fi/rp-ml/
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