Help converting file so I can get a print

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by AlexDana, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. AlexDana
    AlexDana New Member
    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?
     
  2. bartv
    bartv New Member
  3. UniverseBecoming
    UniverseBecoming Well-Known Member
  4. JACANT
    JACANT Well-Known Member
    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
     
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2013