Re: [rp-ml] Looking for platform support of stl files

From: Chris Elliott <>
Date: Wed May 31 2006 - 19:53:51 EEST

I've been asked to expand on what I'm trying to. Basically I'm looking
into feature extraction from mesh models (stl files in this case) for
FDM components. To do so, I need a package with a API that allows me to
gain access to the mesh's date (via a data structure of some kind). I
know for stl files this is more involved than with vrml files since the
topology of the mesh is not saved within the file structure.


Chris Elliott wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm new to the rp research field and I'm looking for a open-source
> platform that will allow me to test and implement geometric algorithm
> on meshes from .stl files. It seems that there are very robust
> geometry packages such as CGAL out there that can work with polyhedral
> models from .off or .wrl files, but I have not been able to find one
> that supports .stl files. I do have access to HOOPS, and I am
> currently trying to figure out if I can use its API. Has anyone tried
> using HOOPS with .stl files? Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Regards,
> Chris Elliott
> M.A.Sc. Candidate
> Department of Mechanical Engineering
> University of British Columbia
Received on Wed May 31 19:06:40 2006

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