8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2013 4:45 PM by Shawn Malloy

    Modifying .stl file attempts

    Shawn Malloy

      I have been trying to make modifications to an .stl file I obtained.  This will mostly involve cutting it up into different parts. However it appears it cannot be modified when opened in SW2013. I have tried the following approaches just so everyone knows I've gone through the typical routes:

       

      -Open as Solid and Surface body(instead of Graphics): get error that there are too many surfaces

       

      -Used "ScanTo3D" toolbar after opening file as graphics body: does not allow to select "Surface Wizard"(only part of of toolbar that is clickable is Curve wizard which only works for cloud point file types)

       

      I'll attach the file below

       

      Any avenues for allowing modification for this file in Solidworks welcome. If not possible in Solidworks what tool would be best?

       

      Thanks