I have a large .stl file from a 3D scan. The file has around 8.7 million faces.
How do i bring it into solidworks as a solid ?
Most likely, you can't.
Open it and see what happen.
Did the scan result in a solid?
If it wasn't solid, you won't get a solid.
When i import that file into solidworks, first of all it doesn't accept it and prompts if i just need a mesh view.
I came across this link https://forum.solidworks.com/message/229516#229516&_ga=2.177899493.1329525084.1547570703-3036f020-1047-11e9-b45a-bd26fa0…
Not sure if my computer would be able to process the dxf file. I might just keep it on overnight.
Usually solidworks interprets .stl files as graphics
I'm not sure how you would go about making it. There's macros that can generate a 3d sketch of points from a .csv if you can extract those from the .stl file. If the scanner outputs some point of point cloud you might be able to use that? Then you could use surfaces to connect all the points?That sounds very tedious though. I'm sure there is a better way
8.6 million faces. Impossible to do anything to it manually.
Haha yeah... so roughly 3million points? Not feasible.
Rohit,.. if you want/need it in SW,.. suggest you open the stl in another program (meshlab, meshmixer, rhino3d,..) and reduce the poly count to something managable,.. ~20K.
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