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Old   June 24, 2004, 04:58
Default How to read .stl files with gambit 2.0 ?
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Hi,

I wanted to know what I have to do to read stl files in gambit 2.0 ?

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Old   June 25, 2004, 08:19
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If you have created stl file in Autocad, you convert it to *.sat file. The conversion procedure is the following: 1. you explode the object by the command explode 2. you create regions (the exploded objects) 3. you save it by acisout good luck
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Old   June 25, 2004, 08:40
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thx STK, but in fact, my stl file is only a conversion of a dxf file. I did that because I had read thad I could import stl file in gambit...

In fact, I would like to convert this dxf file into a format supported by gambit. I tried the igs one but when I import it in gambit, my curves overlap (they represent level curves of a field where a wind farm will be set) and I can't do anything with that.that's why I want to test another kind of file...

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Old   June 28, 2004, 05:27
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if it is dxf it is better. Firstly you can't convert a stl to dxf, if you did it tell me how (they are different technologies-ways of design) Secondly, in your dxf file, select all objects (autocad). Then explode them. Finally click the region button and select all. Confirm that you created regions all over your design.Write acisout select then all and autocad will export it as a *sat file. This is a very "friendly" format to gambit you will see from the result. Good luck. (Don't forget to tell me how you converted stl to dxf!!)-Thanks
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Old   June 28, 2004, 05:48
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Thank's STK.

I work with Autocad LT 2000, but I don't know how it works ! In fact, I have tried to do what you said but I get an error...so I will try later.

Concerning STL to DXF conversion, you can use a program named Rhinoceros (www.rhino3d.com). You have a trial version limited to 25 save on the site.

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Old   June 29, 2004, 06:00
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I can convert a stl to dxf the opposite as you said, i can't do it!(dxf to stl). Could rhinoceros solve the problem?

if you can't solve it, send the stl at stkarabelas@hotmail.com and i will convert it to acis file (*.sat)

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Old   July 1, 2004, 07:39
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YOU CAN'T CONVERT THIS FILE TO A *.SAT FILE, BECAUSE IT HASN'T BEEN DESIGNED BY CLOSED SURFACES.
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