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Increasing STL Deviation and Angle in Export Options

Question asked by Tim Hopkins on Jun 25, 2014
Latest reply on Jun 26, 2014 by Tim Hopkins

Anyone have a good way to increase the allowed Deviation and Angle for STL export?  I'm trying to export a faceted version of a complex equation-driven shape.  Right now SW won't allow the deviation to go above 0.182mm or angle above 30 degrees which results in a file too "smooth" for my needs.

 

Sorry, I can't post the file.  Imagine trying to export the Chicago Bean to an STL file made up of 100 flat surfaces which closely mimic the actual shape.

 

I could try to recreate it, facet-by-facet, but I'm hoping there's a trick I'm missing to take my smooth model and make it faceted.

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