I have been trying to figure out how to import my polynomial model from Maya onto solid works but I have not found a proper method for it, any suggestions?
If your model is a mesh, you will only be able to import a limited number of polys into SolidWorks. If you have quads, they will end up as triangulated faces.
What do you want to do with this in SolidWorks?
Hello, I've recently started doing 3d design for 3d printing and some of my clients start to realize, after the Maya work has been done, that 3d printing is not what they need for their projects. After they do research on the types of files that they need for machining they say they need STEP files. I am assuming a lot of these machines are using Solidworks to communicate with them?
I would like to be able to support these clients, but I am having a hard time figuring out how to convert polygon models to IGES and then to STEP so that they can machine them. Currently I do not own Solidworks and I don't want to spend a ton of money just so I can convert some files after I did all the work in other software. I'm asking here because I cant seem to find good answers elsewhere.
I've tried sending a polygon model that was converted to IGES to the client, as well as STL files, but they get errors in their software. I was able to send a NURBS to IGES file and they said they were successful with it, but when I convert a screw with threading on it from polygons to NURBs, the NURBs surface is broken into pieces and the client gets an error.
Anyone know of a good workflow for going from Maya to Solidworks or Maya to STEP?
There are a few programs that will take a polygonal file and convert each poly directly to a nurbs surface. This is not the same as fitting a nurbs surface to the polygons, and has limited usefulness.
Fitting a nurbs surface to polygons can be a very time consuming process. There is no push button solution for this, even on the high end.
I think you would probably have to contract with someone who has the tools to do this, as the software is fairly expensive.
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