A customer has supplied me an STL file. It opens in Inventor but I can't measure it or place it into an IDW to dimension it. Anybody know how to fix fix this?
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It appears to only be a mesh item. Can you post the part.
Thanks Blair. Here is the STL file. I had to zip it as the Forum complains about incorrect file extensions. Really?
Thought to try the mesh enabler from labs? not tried it myself but it sounds like it may work for you
'In addition to Catia files, Inventor 2013 can import mesh data from STL files and from JT files. The Mesh Enabler for 2013 adds the ability to post process the imported mesh data to convert the mesh features to Inventor Base features.'
You beat me to it, I guess that's what happens when one is on the west coast.
Did the mesh enabler plugin that James mentioned work for you?
Thanks James. That add-in worked although the output is ugly (lots of mesh faces). But at least I can measure it.
Many thanks rdyson. Rhino did a better job than the Inventor mesh add-in, which also worked but created a lot of faces.
Yes Indy, it worked, although the output created a lot of faces. But as these don't appear on an IDW it's okay. Thanks.
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