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Posted · Designspark Mechanical can not import stl?

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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    Posted · Designspark Mechanical can not import stl?

    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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    Posted · Designspark Mechanical can not import stl?

    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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    Posted · Designspark Mechanical can not import stl?

    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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