Re: STL files

From: Scott \ (ssutter@pdmfg.com)
Date: Thu Jul 16 1998 - 15:32:36 EEST


According to the Pro-E Interface Guide 0 is the minumum for Angle
Control. I leave it at .5 to avoid getting large .stl files

Marc D Karnik wrote:
>
> I have generated many .stl files using Pro, but no experience with
> CATIA.
>
> A couple of hints when creating .stl files using Pro Engineer.
>
> Set the angle control to zero, this helps with making holes round.
>
> The default chord height setting is too coarse. Type in zero, the
> software will generate an acceptable range. Pick a value near the
> bottom of the range. Output the .stl file. Open a shell and go to
> directory where the .stl file exists. Do a list and check the file
> size. If it is too large,( more than 1-2 megabytes ) recreate your
> .stl file using a larger chord height value.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Marc Karnik
>
> Whirlpool Corp.
>
>
> ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
> Subject: STL files
> Author: PEDRO SANTOS <pedro_santos@goodyear.com> at Internet
> Date: 7/15/98 10:56 AM
>
> Hello everyone!
>
> I'm looking at potentially generating an STL file from either CATIA or
> ProEngineer. Has anyone encountered a difference between STL files
> creatted
> using both of these 3D modeling packages. Also, have the STL files
> affected
> actual RP built parts?
>
> Pedro Santos
>
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