Dan, We also used to occasionally get some pesky spikes when we used an
older mainframe based ibm translator. We now use an stl translator that
I presume was supplied by Dassault with our RS6000 distributed Catia and
I haven't seen them since. Never did figure out what caused them.
Michael W Miller (Mike.Miller3@PSS.Boeing.com)
The Boeing Company MS 17-PE B-XT62
Propulsion Experimental Hardware 206-655-3289
Rapid Prototyping 655-4366 Lab 655-4365
> From: DAN DAVIS, RAPID
> Sent: Friday, March 27, 1998 1:44 AM
> To: 'RP Mailing List'
> Subject: More CATIA Q's
> Since there seems to be quite a few CATIA experts out there, here's
> another puzzle that I am facing.......what is the cause of planes
> jutting out from the part in an STL file? The STL translator appears
> to be trying to connect a reference point out in space to a point or
> points on the part.
> My CAD operators say the the "no show" and "no pick" pages are blank
> and that they have run a "CAD clean" function, but we still get these
> planes. There seems to be no pattern either as several files from one
> guy will be good and another bad, so I can' seem to pinpoint operator
> Any clues?
> Dan Davis
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