Thanks for the update - the intention of the Labs plugin is to be a technology preview so if you have any feature requests or specific feedback then I'm sure the Mesh Enabler team would be happy to hear about them!
The links on the right of their page provide ways to get in touch:
Yes Indy, it worked, although the output created a lot of faces.
I didn't try on your model, but you might be able to use Delete Face with Heal option to simplify faces (especially the planar faces. Looks like Rhino does a much better job.
It would also be nice if Inventor recognized cylindrical faces - it doesn't look like Rhino did (try measure radius).
JD, Delete Face with Heal cleaned up the large flat faces but touching any of the curves/fillets resulted in very odd and unusable results. Thanks for your input.
Could you clarify what you mean by odd/unusable results?
The nature of a mesh means that this model is made of planar faces, so if you zoom in far enough you'll find that everything is actually a straight edge.
Hope this helps,
Indy, if I do the Delete Face with Heal on the outward rounded corners they turn into triangules or square (see picture). Similar with trying to turn the internal holes in rounds.
Sorry that this doesn't meet your expectations but I'd like to clarify what I meant above by 'everything is actually a straight edge'.
If you take a look at the snapshot below, I've zoomed in to an area of the model that looks like it may be round but this isn't the case upon inspection - you'll notice that it is a series of planar faces and this is typical of this type of file. I don't think that Delete Face can be expected to give the 'round' result you'd like to see.
The only method that I am aware of to make features from this kind of file is to remodel, but if anyone else knows of a way to 'convert' these shapes then please share.
I hope this makes sense but please feel free to follow up and I'll do my best to help.
Thanks for the explanation Indy.
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