Re: [rp-ml] STL file data extraction

From: John Brock (
Date: Thu Dec 29 2005 - 02:12:41 EET

Hi Brent:
    Rhino will do all that. ( You can even do it with the
free evaluation version.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Brent Byers" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: [rp-ml] STL file data extraction

>I am working for a client in the US.
> Does someone have a short program that will export data from an STL file?
> x, y, z extents?
Run the BoundingBox command and then run List or What on the box.

> volume?
The Volume command

> surface area?
The Area command

> is file "watertight"?
The What command will tell you if it is "Closed". If it's not (open) then
the ShowEdges command will show you where and the MatchMeshEdge command will
close it up.

Yes, I have a vested interest in Rhino. I do tech support, training, and
developer testing.
John Brock
Rhinoceros - NURBS Modeling for Windows
Seattle, WA

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