can anyone guide me through the process in importing a stl file. for some reason it still says IMPORTED on the left.
That is not possible.
STL is for 3D printing ONLY. Not for translating from one format to another.
You cannot reverse it to design.
You could use the STP model from J.Mather. Measure and redraw.
Or try to get a STEP file from where ever you get the STL.
Hello Roger,.. well, normally, the STL data imported should say "Imported" in the feature tree so, sounds like you did it properly.
..and what you will get is a translated STL (triangulated facets) into a solid body.... or, a Mesh Body?
..if you want to convert it into manageable surface/brep data,.. you need to either manually recreate it or use software which will help/assist with retopologizing (sp?) the facets into surface/brep data. So,.. if it is a Mesh Body,.. you can "try" to convert it using the Mesh Tools..
2018 SOLIDWORKS Help - Creating a Surface From Mesh Feature
Try this one. (See Attached.)
For geometry this simple - I think I would use this only as reference in recreating proper geometry.
thank you for helping. I tried opening the stp file you provided but for some reason when it runs import diagnostics it does not like it and crashes.
..attached is a native parasolid file..
Why do you need to run import diagnostics?
You can use the import as is in any assembly.
4 or 5 mb files for trivial geometry will kill that assembly performance pretty quickly.
I had a 40mb scan and it wasn't bad.
i am trying to create the solid features from the stl file. is that possible? sorry i am new at this.
..yes, it is,.. if you apply some time/effort?
thank you paul i am recreating this as we speak. one question how would create this feature? i attached a picture for reference.
..two ways,.. a Full Fillet Radius and as Sweep Cut (what you see).
Hello Paul Salvador,
If you have the time can you explain how you recreated that feature please. i am still having trouble with it. sorry i am new to this.
Can you Attach the *.sldprt file of your attempt here?
What version of SolidWorks are you using?
Hello J. Mather ,
I am using solidworks 2017 and i have attached the solidworks file.
Hello Roger,.. sure, see attached showing 4 different ways you can do this...
hello paul i tried doing swept cut but it shows me this
nevermind i figured it out, i had to use swept cut,, was using swept boss...rookie mistake. thank you everyone that took the time to help.
..glad you got something going... also/fyi, (I forgot and was using a older version 2014).. one more way to cut with sweep, (in later versions) is using the "Circular Profile" option with 25.4mm,.. so, no profile sketch is needed,... image attached.
Why would you run import diagnostics on stl rubbish?
What did you expect? Yep, this here is fine rubbish.
what i meant to say is "feature recognition"
"/* originating_system */ 'Autodesk Inventor 2019',"
J. Mather, they know you use Inventor.
Run, I'll cover you.
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