Make sure that the FACETRES variable setting is adjusted before
exporting the STL file.
By help menu definition FACETRES variable "further adjusts the
smoothness of shaded, rendered, and hidden line-removed objects. Valid
values are from 0.01 to 10.0."
Default setting is 0.5. Try 8 or 10 (depending on the level of detail
on the part). That should fix it.
For IGES outputs there are many more possibilities to do it "right" or
"wrong". Your customer should play with the "Edit Options" in the
"IgesOut" dialog box and make sure he is exporting surface entities. He
should also check-off export of unnecessary entities like saved view
names, UCSs, dimensions, etc if they are not needed.
Rapid Prototyping Specialist
AMP Of Canada
Phone: (905) 474-5541
Fax: (905) 470-4419
>From: Luther Yap[SMTP:email@example.com]
>Sent: Thursday, July 31, 1997 1:10 PM
>To: RP e-mail
>I need some helpful hints,
>My customers have been having tons of problems exporting proper
> IGES and STL files.
>Does anyone out there in RP land have any solutions to translating
> files fromAutocad 13 (Autodesk)... to IGES or STL? We use Surfacer/RPM,
> Pro-E and Alias/Wavefront.
>Problems: IGES from Autocad 13
>- generates bad entities.
>- no surfaces.
>Problems: STL from Autocad 13
>- simply bad files.
>Does anyone use Autocad 13? How would you export properly?
> M A S S Luther V Diaz Yap
> INC. firstname.lastname@example.org
> 474 WELLINGTON RAPID PROTOTYPING LAB:
> STREET WEST 
> TORONTO 593-9141
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