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High output STL detail [message #60198] Mon, 14 January 2013 17:00 UTC Go to next message
avatar Esoteric777  is currently offline Esoteric777
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I feel like im stymieing myself ive seen some great models on this site but when i do them they some come out with a really stepped edge. this is my current STL export setting it could be improved but i dont know where to start.

http://i.imgur.com/7d5YX.jpg
Re: High output STL detail [message #60200 is a reply to message #60198 ] Mon, 14 January 2013 18:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What program is that?


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Re: High output STL detail [message #60208 is a reply to message #60200 ] Mon, 14 January 2013 19:56 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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Looking at the models in your shop, there is nothing wrong with the settings you have now.
By 'stepping' do you mean when they have been printed?
WSF prints with stepped lines depending on the geometry of your model.
Check this link http://www.shapeways.com/materials/strong-flexible-design-gu idelines Print lines or "Stepping"


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Re: High output STL detail [message #60242 is a reply to message #60200 ] Tue, 15 January 2013 05:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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sorry the program is autodesk inventor 2013 student edition
Re: High output STL detail [message #60243 is a reply to message #60208 ] Tue, 15 January 2013 05:23 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JACANT wrote on Mon, 14 January 2013 19:56

Looking at the models in your shop, there is nothing wrong with the settings you have now.
By 'stepping' do you mean when they have been printed?
WSF prints with stepped lines depending on the geometry of your model.
Check this link http://www.shapeways.com/materials/strong-flexible-design-gu idelines Print lines or "Stepping"

thanks, i mostly get FUD parts but last time i had stuff made it had a step to it on a curved surface
Re: High output STL detail [message #60286 is a reply to message #60208 ] Wed, 16 January 2013 07:43 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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JACANT wrote on Mon, 14 January 2013 19:56

Looking at the models in your shop, there is nothing wrong with the settings you have now.
By 'stepping' do you mean when they have been printed?
WSF prints with stepped lines depending on the geometry of your model.
Check this link http://www.shapeways.com/materials/strong-flexible-design-gu idelines Print lines or "Stepping"

I had it happen with FUD, at that setting it only gave it 13k poly count
http://i.imgur.com/ID7Py.jpg

[Updated on: Wed, 16 January 2013 07:44 UTC]

Re: High output STL detail [message #62065 is a reply to message #60286 ] Thu, 14 February 2013 17:33 UTC Go to previous message
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From your photo, it looks like you have a slight curve to the surface of your model and that is resulting in stepping. To prevent the stepping, either remove the curve and make it flat, or make the curve more pronounced. increasing the triangle count won't help.


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