Hi, I dont have solidworks on my computer, but need to convert my Sldprt to an STL for rapid prototyping.
Can anyone suggest a way to do this?
Firstly, how did you get a solidwork part if you do not have solidworks installed on your desktop?
1) If this model came from a 3rd party, could they save this as a stl format and re-send?
2) If you have an alternative 3D CAD system, can it open SW files? If so, open the file, then "save as" stl format in the option provided in your CAD system.
3) Attach the model to this discussion, either myself or someone else in the forum would be able to convert the file for you.
Thanks for your reply.
I am a university student, so created the solidworks part using the desktops on campus (which I cannot access right now)
I would be very grateful if someone could convert it for me, as this seems like the most straight forward solution. I have now attached the file to the original post
Thank you for your help
A little more clearer now.
Can you attach the model here, or if you prefer, you could send to directly to my email address and I will do the rest.
Here is the part,
Thank you very much for your help Brian, much appreciated
Observation on your model :
It looks very much symmetrical, so it is good practice in future to just create half the model, then mirror the the body across a plane or a face on the model. That way you are reducing the build time in creating you design.
Hope all goes well....Brian
Thanks for the advice, will keep it in mind
are you using the schools 3d printer?
or is this for someone else?
educational\student SW is not for commercial work.
It's not commercial work, the STL file was a requirement for an assignment submission. The university tutors will then choose the best products to prototype.
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