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Help converting file so I can get a print [message #61556] Fri, 08 February 2013 01:22 UTC Go to next message
avatar AlexDana  is currently offline AlexDana
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I used Autodesk Mechanical Desktop to design something but I don't see a file type that I can save it as that is printable on this website. I can get .DWG, .STP, and etc.

Does anyone know what I should do?
Re: Help converting file so I can get a print [message #61576 is a reply to message #61556 ] Fri, 08 February 2013 10:01 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar bartv  is currently offline bartv
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Maybe you can use MeshLab to convert the file format?

http://meshlab.sourceforge.net/

Cheers,

Bart


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Re: Help converting file so I can get a print [message #61672 is a reply to message #61576 ] Sat, 09 February 2013 14:46 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar UniverseBecoming  is currently offline UniverseBecoming
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Try saving as an STL. http://www.3deefab.com/en/faq/stl#inventor






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Re: Help converting file so I can get a print [message #61687 is a reply to message #61556 ] Sat, 09 February 2013 19:23 UTC Go to previous message
avatar JACANT  is currently offline JACANT
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GoTo - File - Export - Export Data
Choose - Files of Type - Lithography (*.Stl) - Save
It would be best to check your file before upload.
Get a copy of http://www.netfabb.com/basic.php
You can check, repair and measure your model here.

There are a few other things you should know before you export.
On the command line in AutoCad. Type in these commands.
'facetres' Enter 10
'isolines' Enter 0
'dispsilh' Enter 1
'regen' Enter
This smooths out your model especially on curves, eliminates the shown mesh lines in wire-frame mode and the last command displays a silhouette line in wire frame-mode

If you need any other help in AutoCad just PM me

[Updated on: Sat, 09 February 2013 21:09 UTC]


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