I have a STL file.
I open it to NX and sucessfully got the facet data.
I am done filling the Holes of the facet data.
Now when I export it to IGS or STEP file. The facet data is always missing.
The exported data was always blank.
How to export FACET BODIES to IGS or STEP?
Thanks in advance.
Actually STL is STereoLithography file contains mathematical geometry information, so normal CAD software can not convert it to a solid geometry or surface one.
I tried in NX9, NX10, SolidWorks, SolidEdge, CATIA but didn't work.
It is used mainly in 3D printing & Rapid Prototyping. I have been using Wanhao Duplicator since 2014
For more details you can visit : STL file formate
That might help you further.
In past, when I just started using 3D printer, I faced that problem,
We can get lots of STL design online, but If we want to change or modify the entire design, we couldn't.
Rest we have to do is design your own.
STL data is faceted data (thousands of small triangular faces).
IGES and STEP (to my knowledge) only support Bsurfaces and planes/cylinders/cones/etc.
While both mathematical data, they are not compatible (although in theory you could export each facet as a small planar face, apparently no one does this)
So either re-export the faceted model as STL, or use (whatever program) to fit surface data over the facets.
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