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Protoyping .stl format files

  1. Apr 29, 2009 #1
    Whe you export a stl file from Pro-E or solidworks, wat does the file contain?

    x,y cordinates of vertices etc or what?
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  3. Apr 30, 2009 #2


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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STL_(file_format [Broken])
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  4. Apr 30, 2009 #3


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    I have an STL on my machine right now but it was exported INTO Pro-E. Like ME mentioned, it is a collection of facets.
  5. Apr 30, 2009 #4
    So just a number of trianlges with different coordinates?...



    I was looking into making a program where it recognises the faces of Basic shapes.... So it could be done....
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