Machine Design

STL Output Option Features File Fixing

Delcam has added file fixing to the STL output option of its PS-Exchange on-line data translation service.

This ensures all major CAD systems can generate STL files that produce high-quality prototypes. The software now repairs most gaps in CAD models. For more serious errors such as missing surfaces, it produces a message summarizing the problem. The software also removes duplicate triangles and nodes, triangles with poor aspect ratios, intersecting triangles, and triangles having more than one other triangle sharing an edge.

Delcam Inc., 3280 Electricity Dr., Windsor, ON N8W 5J1, (800) 664-3506,

PS-Exchange generates STL files from input formats including AutoCAD ACIS, DXF, and DWG, CATIA Versions 4 and 5, Pro/Engineer 2001 and Wildfire, SDRC, Unigraphics, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Cimatron, Parasolid XT, IGES, VDA, and STEP, and Delcam's PowerSHAPE hybrid modeler.

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