Kevin Dahlquist

best import format to produce useable surfaces (stl?)

Discussion created by Kevin Dahlquist on Mar 1, 2007
Latest reply on Mar 1, 2007 by Matt Lombard
Ok, so I've had the best luck at importing stl files to solidworksbut only in the sense that the result is a model which appears asline item: 'STL graphics' and accurately represents the mesh Iintended.  However, the data shown can so far be used forvisual purposes only.  At best, I can trace over the contoursand get some generally useful data. My question is what toolsand/or import options/formats can I specify that will produce amore useful mesh?  I can't seem to do anything with the modeldata that I have other than look at it and guesstimate contours. I'd like to at least do things like trim with surface, oroffset surfaces- anything real.  
Thanks for any help!