After opening a STL file in SolidWorks, Is there a way to transform that into model geometry?
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Tim.
Check this post: How to import large STL files (or any mesh)
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The best way to import mesh data, like .stl files, would be to use "ScanTo3D", a component of SW Premium. It imports mesh data so you can create native SolidWorks geometry. There are also 3rd party software designed for this. I just used ScanStudio from NextEngine yesterday to convert complex mesh data into SolidWorks geometry.
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