Re: STL file fixes

From: Caleb Walker (
Date: Tue Dec 30 2003 - 01:32:03 EET


Check out STL-editor & Meshworks(Rhino Plugin) from Floating Point Solutions
as well as 3D Data expert from Deskartes. Both have triangle subdivision as
well as Smoothing operations, I don't believe either is Tolerance based
though, so you may have to carefully compare to the original to make sure
deviations are acceptable. There are more sophisticated pkgs. out there as
well but none even close to this price range(less than $2k US) such as
Polyworks from INNOVMETRIC, Geomagic Studio etc...


Caleb Walker - CAD/CAM - Reverse Engineering - 3D modeling

Kreysler & Assoc.
Digital Sculpture Enlargement
Architectural Composites

----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Iehle" <>
To: "Rp-Ml" <>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 2:13 PM
Subject: STL file fixes

> Dear List,
> Wishing a Happy New Year to all !
> ( and now that that's done..)
> I thought I noticed in one of the discussion threads a reference to
> software with the capability to "smooth" out sections in an STL where the
> triangles in a curve are very large and cause (excess) faceting to show in
> the RP model. I think by setting curve following parameters, it generated
> additional tri's to create a better curve.
> Anybody have any info besides hammering the original CAD program
> - Or was I dreaming?
> Phil Iehle
> Versadyne LLC

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