G'day mates, I imported a .stl format with the following option-
The imported file looks like this showing surface imported in feature manager tree.
But when I placed in inside drawing sheet it seems like night mare-
What can I do to resolve the issue?????????? Need HELP....
At first glance there are no fillets on your slots/holes.
In that case you could RMB in your view and remove tangent edges?
How much experience do you have with stl geometry?
There are no curves in stl.
Only lines defining triangular planar mesh.
why not making a view similiar to the look in the part - shaded with edges?!
For geometry that simple - I would use only as reference in creating proper geometry.
What version of SolidWorks are you using.
Can you Attach the original stl file here?
There are no curves in stl.Only lines defining triangular planar mesh.
I know. That's why I asked if there were fillets on the slots/holes. In that case we have triangles that are on the same plane, with a "clean" polygon edge.I have had imported files where this approach removed "edges" between faces on the same plane.I thought it was worth a try since we don't have the file, which you eloquently asked for.
As you most certainly know all models in SolidWorks use triangles under the hood. Shaders are used to emulate smooth transitions between let's say the sides of a polygonal cilinder.Each vertex of a triangle has a normal vector which is interpolated on the lines between those points.The capabilities/kernel of the 3D software determines how things are handled on the screen. So if Solidworks implements not to show coplanar triangle edges, there would be a cleaner drawing. That's why I was suggesting removing tangent edges could possibly do that. (They also have normal vectors that point in the same direction)For those who are interested, you can have a look at some of the shaders in SolidWorks:C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp\SOLIDWORKS\shaders
..yes,.. what is odd.. the 3D shaded shows facets along the thickness but the planar top is without? (maybe the farside has the facets?)
The thickness shows quads = 2 triangles without showing the edge between the 2 triangles.
I would expect more something like this:
I just made my own STL file from Solidworks and imported again.
I get the graphics as expected (see previous image)
If I RMB on Graphic > Convert to Mesh Body
There is an option that groups the facets into faces. Not only the coplanar triangles but also the ones on the thickness.
The corresponding drawing is as desired (without triangles):
Of course the file of the original question can have other contents.
So we just wait for Asif Hosain Khan 's file to test
EDIT: another interesting thingy:
draft quality shows the beloved triangles.
High quality removes them:
I guess you made a Solidworks file in no time and saved it in stl format? Whisper gave it away ;-)
So in conclusion:
We can import an stl file in Solidworks (using the solid body option) and make a drawing of it.Select a view, RMB in it and remove tangent edges and the triangles are gone.
We can import an stl file in Solidworks (using the solid body option) and make a drawing of it.
Select a view, RMB in it and remove tangent edges and the triangles are gone.
PS: love it when a gunch is right.
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