01-09-2012, 02:09 PM
any Rhino users in this forum?
Is it possible with Rhino to get info out of a STL file.Like sketches...
01-09-2012, 04:01 PM
It was a coupple of years since I used Rhino but you should be able to read a STL.
However, the STL is a triangulated format and will only transfer geometry.
I assume you are transferring from SW to Rhino so dxf might be a better option to send sections. Maybe if you slice your model before exporting you can do what you want using STL.
01-09-2012, 09:49 PM
Ben, Rhino accepts a lot of different file formats, and seems to do a good job at importing them.
File formats supported: DWG/DXF(AutoCAD 200x, 14, 13, and 12 ), SAT (ACIS, export only), DGN, FBX, X_T (Parasolid, export only), 3DS, LWO, STL, SLC, OBJ, AI, RIB, POV, UDO, VRML, BMP, TGA, CSV (export properties and hydrostatics), uncompressed TIFF, STEP, VDA, GHS, GTS, KML, PLY, SketchUP. IGES (Alias, Ashlar Vellum, AutoFORM, AutoShip, Breault, CADCEUS, CAMSoft, CATIA, Cosmos, Delcam, EdgeCAM, FastSurf, FastSHIP, Integrity Ware, IronCAD, LUSAS, Maya, MAX 3.0, MasterCAM, ME30, Mechanical Desktop, Microstation, NuGraf, OptiCAD, Pro/E, SDRC I-DEAS, Softimage, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, SUM3D, SURFCAM, TeKSoft, Unigraphics), NASA GridTool, Yamaha ESPRi, Tebis.
They don't mention it but there's a plug-in for Alibre part files too so you can open an Alibre session to edit something and then continue editing it in Rhino.
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