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.stl file convertion

.stl file convertion

.stl file convertion

Help needed!!
I was creating a file and performed part of operations in Netfabb.
But it turned out that the machine needs a CAD file (dxf, dvg, step, etc...)
To be honest, now I have absolutely no idea on how to rebuild it from a scratch in CAD...
Could you please advise me on how to convert this file into CAD format (ideally for AutoCAD)?
I tried to convert it in Geomagic but I didn't manage to preserve quality (see picture - http://www.4shared.com/photo/huDL1i39ba/1_online.h...).
The edges became rounded but I want to avoid it. I also didn't manage to save it correctly in any CAD format...
Here's my 50Mb piece of art :( - http://www.4shared.com/file/ZBHC7_uVba/vichit2.htm...

Many thanks in advance!!!

RE: .stl file convertion

If you are going to convert a file in Alibre/ Geomagic as a DXF or DWG file you need to make a drawing of it first. If you are just using a solid model. If you draw the file In Geomagic you can use the "export file feature to export the solid model In any of the following files Step(stp), IGES (*.igs), Acis, stl ,Sldprt ,jpeg .
How did you get the file from Netfabb to Geomagic did you import it as a dumb solid?
I just looked at the Nettfab program, it would appear that the only files common to both programs are STL files
So if you can import an acceptable model into Geomagic , you should be able to edit that, then export it in one of the file formats listed.

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RE: .stl file convertion

berkshire, thank you for your reply!
I just don't get what drawing you mean. Do I have to make a completely new drawing?
I want to convert finished .stl file to another format using Geomagic.
Is it possible at all?

RE: .stl file convertion

In Geomagic when you open your model, at the very top left corner of the feature tree, there will be a title of your part. If you right click on that title, a fly out will offer you two options (Color properties) and ( Make drawing of this design.) Select the make drawing of this design . The drawing wizard will then assist you in making a 3 view drawing of your design, that you can then save in AutoCad format .
I very strongly recommend going back and reading the Geomagic tutorials.

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RE: .stl file convertion

berkshire, thanks again!
I'm totally new to Geomagic and can't find the feature tree you're talking about - I use Geomagic Studio 2012, does it make diffrence?
I used this vid as a tutorial when I tried to convert the file myself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDvg3QS60Mc, but something went wrong anyway.

RE: .stl file convertion

To do what you want to do, you need Geomagic Design not Geomagic Studio. You can download a free trial version from their site The current version is version 16.0.2 I think the trial version is good for about a week.

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