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Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41571] Tue, 10 January 2012 03:17 UTC Go to next message
avatar lavartz  is currently offline lavartz
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Hi gurus,

I'm Chemistry guy looking for a print of a chemical structure.
I have a software that makes the 3D forms but i am not sure in which format i should be using to be uploadable on Shapeways. I don't see the standerd X3D option on "save as" file types. I'm attaching picture of several other option which might sound familiar to you. I just want to have nice model.
Thanks guys

[Updated on: Tue, 10 January 2012 03:18 UTC]

Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41697 is a reply to message #41571 ] Wed, 11 January 2012 20:32 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,

This screenshot is from the import mesh menu, in Meshlab, it's free. It has the file *.pdb as an import type. Maybe this will work for you. Once it is in Meshlab you may be able to manipulate your model, you will then have to export mesh as either an .stl or .obj for it to be accepted by Shapeways. There is another free progam called Netfabb where you can scale, check and repair your model.
Hope this helps.
index.php?t=getfile&id=13277&private=0

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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41728 is a reply to message #41697 ] Thu, 12 January 2012 03:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Tried. it did not work.
any other ideas. Thanks for helping me out

Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41814 is a reply to message #41728 ] Thu, 12 January 2012 20:36 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi,
Sorry it didn't work. Have you tried service?
http://www.shapeways.com/forum/index.php?t=msg&th=126&am p;start=0&


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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41821 is a reply to message #41571 ] Thu, 12 January 2012 22:25 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I had a look earlier today for more info about your issue.
I found a pdf manual for Chem3D - http://www.camsoft.co.kr/services/documentation/chem3d_9_eng lish.pdf - and searched for quite a while to find something that would convert any of the formats to a 3D model format, but, alas no results... did you contact PerkinElmer Product Support yet?

Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41917 is a reply to message #41728 ] Sat, 14 January 2012 03:03 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This EMF file didn't have anything in it but the bounding box. Perhaps you need to select all the items before you export.

I also just noticed that the 3DS format is one of the choices. Can you try exporting that?

Feel free to PM me if you wish.


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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41935 is a reply to message #41917 ] Sat, 14 January 2012 12:16 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I was looking on Google for 'Corannulene' and on the images I noticed that it looks like it is a segment of a 'geodesic dome'. If it is, there is more than one way to skin a cat !!!

Are you familiar with Sketchup? You may be able to use this file as a starting point by adding spheres to the vertices and using the follow me command to make 'pipes' to join the structure together. Then delete what you don't want. There are lots of models and step by step instructions by TaffGoch, who by the way is a Physicist.
It's worth a try, once you use it you will be hooked.

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=fbd64d9d0 14391602137e32e8ebf2b1&ct=mdrm&prevstart=24

[Updated on: Sat, 14 January 2012 19:50 UTC]


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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41950 is a reply to message #41935 ] Sat, 14 January 2012 19:10 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yep, it's a nice model,


Smile

http://screencast.com/t/kXHFp8VJ

Cheers Peter
Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41953 is a reply to message #41950 ] Sat, 14 January 2012 20:24 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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What is it. I could a file in geometry. is it printable in shapeways?
thanks
Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #41955 is a reply to message #41953 ] Sat, 14 January 2012 21:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In case you didn't get my PM.
It is printable, The size it is now is very small. it can be scaled.

[Updated on: Tue, 17 January 2012 19:12 UTC]


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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #50962 is a reply to message #41955 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 10:02 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Are you still looking for a way of converting a .pdb file into a .stl file format?
I found this
http://3dprintables.org/printables/index.php?title=STLGenera tor#Download_and_Installation


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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #50972 is a reply to message #50962 ] Sat, 07 July 2012 14:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes. I'm still looking a very good way of making pdb into stl files
Thanks for you reply

Lava
Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #51083 is a reply to message #50972 ] Mon, 09 July 2012 18:04 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Did it work?


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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #51129 is a reply to message #51083 ] Wed, 11 July 2012 03:35 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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No. It did not work. How to make daga in text file??
Like in xyz format.
Thanks
Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #51155 is a reply to message #51129 ] Wed, 11 July 2012 17:41 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Oh well, If I see anything I will let you know.

I do not understand what you wrote
"How to make daga in text file??"
Could you explain.

If you send me the PDB file by PM or by my email under this. I wiil try to make it work for you.


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Re: Convert a Chem3D file to printable format [message #51259 is a reply to message #51155 ] Fri, 13 July 2012 02:14 UTC Go to previous message
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What i mean is that he xyz format of co ordinates. I could generate a text file with totally different way of text which is not readable.
Thanks

 
   
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