I am trying to use scan data from existing parts with very little luck so far. The first *.stl data file was produced using a light (laser) scanning faro arm. The file is 57MBytes, 1.16milion faces. I have tried importing directly into SolidWorks. I can see it as a graphical entity but I need to make measurements so that I can mate parts to it.
I then tried using Scan to 3d (I have an up to date Premium license) it stalled, suggesting I import the file as a graphical entity.
I have also tried Meshlab. The file opens and I can save it as a *.dxf but am then unable to import it into SolidWorks.
And Rhino..am able to see it again but not able to save it into any format.
Does anyone have any pointers?