Solid Edge & 3D print

Phenom
Phenom

I just started to look at:

http://www.shapeways.com

 

This triggerd me a lot, so I am trying to design things to print in 3D. 

 

I tried to draw a block in 3D with different colors to print in real live colors. The problem is SE can't export to a file format with colors inculded so shapeways knows the colors.

 

Is this something developement could/would look at?

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Solid Edge ST10 & AutoCAD 2018.1 user
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Re: Solid Edge & 3D print

Esteemed Contributor
Esteemed Contributor

I believe that when making color models on RP machines, you need to use VRML output as I believe standard STL files do not include color and there is not a standard for recording color in them, thus no standard way to interpret color when read in to RP saoftware.

 

A VRML can be saved from Solid Edge using the Save As Image.


Thanks,
Ken

Production: ST9 MP7
Testing: ST10

Re: Solid Edge & 3D print

Phenom
Phenom

Thanks x 1000!!

2014-08-26 15_31_48-Edit Model_ Blok1 - Shapeways - Opera.png

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Solid Edge ST10 & AutoCAD 2018.1 user