|Re: mesh/organic cutout patterns on surfaces [message #93807 is a reply to message #93612 ] Sat, 12 July 2014 16:19 UTC
I also use Solidworks and have been searching for a way to do this for a while now. (I actually just opened my own thread asking) I have asked on the Solidworks forum and the common consensus seems to be... you can't... at least not in Soldiworks.|
The best suggestion that I've had so far is to load the model into Rhino3D and using a plugin called grasshopper you can create this mesh. This is whats I believe is used on a large number of Shapeways models.
The other suggestion I have had is to open the model in NetFab and use 3S (Selective Space Structures) to create a meshed object... however opening my version of NetFab (basic) im yet to find any mention of this tool. (and I find the netfab website infuriatingly complicated.)
heres a link for 3S:
and heres one for Grasshopper:
I haven't had chance to test either of these solutions yet so if you do please let me know how you get on, or if you find a better way.