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Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

(OP)
Hi everyone, I tried it all and failed, is it possible to make a solid or surface out of all of the triangle surfaces so I can machine it. All I really need is the radius side of the neck to the foot and head without violating those areas. Just the grey area, except where the surfaces over run the foot and head. Thank you for your time. Rod.

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

(OP)
This is my ball of yarn so to speak, tough to hemstitch.

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

Very impressive...

Dik

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

(OP)
Hi Jim, thank you for trying, I need a solid model to machine the part, without the facets. This is what you sent me.

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

(OP)
I took Jim's repaired model, put auto surface on it, added closed surface in Catia, but still have all the facets, see orange on the head. Any help would be great.

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

(OP)
Thank you very much for trying, it is still full of facets that show when you drag the mouse over it.

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

(OP)
I have tried Catia Solidworks AutoCAD Geomagic Hypermesh Meshlab Freecad Mastercam Spaceclaim Rhino and Maya and several software's that take 70 photos to make a solid. All failed me, maybe it's just me, ha ha. Any help would be great.

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

Facet or surface spline? I.e. are the edges tangent?

RE: Reverse engineer a scanned 3d guitar neck stl file

(OP)
It is all faceted surfaces, that I can't trim to the area I don't want to cut on the head and foot of the neck. I tried building blocks for the cutter to stay away from as shown below but still overlaps the heel and head.

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