Re: MGX and SFX file formats

From: Dale Rosema (
Date: Mon May 20 2002 - 02:23:39 EEST

Materialise MGX files are great but only if the other party has
Magics/Materialise software. The file when imported is still an .stl file.
Dale Rosema
IHS Prototyping

Deelip Menezes wrote:

> Dear List,
> I am evaluating Materialise's Magics RP and SolidConcepts' SolidView Pro. I
> see that both these softwares have some proprietry file format of their own.
> Materialise has something called MGX and SolidConcepts has SFX. From what I
> have read in their help systems, I get the impression that they have
> attempted to replace the STL file format in some way. I may be totally wrong
> in thinking this way. If any of you know why these file formats were
> introduced, I would like to hear about it. I would also like to know if
> service bureaus accept these file formats.
> Are there any other file formats like these and how well are they accepted?
> Regards,
> Deelip Menezes
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