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Designspark Mechanical can not import stl?

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Hey guys,

when I want to import .stl into DSM, it is works, but the status of the object is mesh, which means I can not modify it, even can not select it. I searched hours for this problem but seems like every except me works pretty well when importing .stl. I find DSM online help http://help.spaceclaim.com/dsm/2012.1/en/File_import_and_export_options.htm

But my DSM does not have "3.Solid" option. it that the reason WHY?

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

 

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Converting STL to a solid is something only Spaceclaim (payed version) can do. Note that this also has a lot of repair&fix tools then, which help in fixing up the STL before conversion.

However, here is a workaround, if you first convert the STL to an sketchup model, and then import that in designspark, you should be able to modify it.

 

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Converting STL to a solid is something only Spaceclaim (payed version) can do. Note that this also has a lot of repair&fix tools then, which help in fixing up the STL before conversion.

However, here is a workaround, if you first convert the STL to an sketchup model, and then import that in designspark, you should be able to modify it.

 

Thank you Daid.

Is there a third method to solve this problem? Based on my knowledge and other user's feedback, when import stl. in Sketchup, it gonna take a while (someone said up to 1 hour) to load the design. I do not know if it happens to you or maybe other software can do the trick?

Thanks again!

 

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You can do some editing on STL with Meshmixer or Blender (i think) but it's limited in what can be done. Never tried importing STLs in Sketchup. So i guess you'll have to try it, and it probably depends on the number of triangles the object has.

There's MeshLab also but it's not a really straightforward software IMHO

 

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