I was wondering if there is an export method to send a part file to a customer without sending him usable surfaces? They do not want a .dxf file.
An STL is not really usable, but you would have to check if they can view that type of file.
Depending on what is the purpose, like they just need to visualize it then you can send them 3d PDF/edrawings/STL file.
But in case they need to use the model by fitting into their assembly for checking/other purpose then you would have to send IGES/Parasolid, etc. formats.
Thanks for the responses. I think I will look at sending an .stl file. I believe they want to print different graphical views for an internal planogram or work packet.
Check if they have any STL viewer else tell them to use edrawings OR MeshLab
Paul checking your post again, I would suggest you to send edrawings instead of STL which would give them nice graphics view.
Further check with them if you could send in pictures from various angles instead.
I like the 3D pdf idea too, depending on how much they need to customize the look.
One totally unusable file format is Catia Graphics (*.cgr). Try export/import: is not even selectable
3D PDF should be possible to exported to other neutral format so be aware if you do not want that 3D PDF - Export to Neutral File Formats - YouTube
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