Re: [rp-ml] Rhino and its STL Fixing Tools

From: Bill Morgan (
Date: Fri Mar 25 2005 - 22:48:36 EET

This is my response to Terry Wohler's post about Rhino and its STL
fixing tools:

During the last 6 years working for a Custom Injection Molding House, I
have been using SolidWorks to develop products for the Plastics
Industry, and have been using Materialise's Magics software to generate
quotes, view and fix STL files, drive a 3D Systems ThermoJet solid
object printer, create mold components, build EDM electrodes, and have
even used it to machine STL files.

I also have had occasions to use Rhino from time-to-time. So when I saw
the posting that they added STL fixing tools, I was intrigued. I
downloaded the new version of Rhino, the Bonus Tools, and the Tutorial.
However after evaluating everything, I would have to say that the Rhino
capabilities are interesting, but are only basic when compared to Magics
RP's capabilities.

In the new version of Magics (V 9.5) there is a fixing wizard that will
walk the user through the steps necessary to repair a bad STL file. So,
one might want to download it at and give it a try!

Bill Morgan

1135 W. New Hampshire St.
Orlando, FL 32804
Phone: 407-839-1544

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