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m.marino  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 08, 2017 3:59:05 AM(UTC)
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Tim and crew,

I am using Shark v10 Pro with PowerPack. I am running up against the 3000 facet limit regularly with models that I am getting. I need to be able to convert them into solids as that saves a huge amount of time in doing need changes to the item and keeps my time down. Some of my small models are over 4k facets. Is there a way to get this done? Thanks in advance for any help in getting this resolved as it will help business a lot.

Michael
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Tim Olson  
#2 Posted : Friday, September 08, 2017 11:47:55 AM(UTC)
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We licensed some technology from IntegrityWare, combined with some tools of ACIS, and put into PowerPack Pro to help with this task.

Check out the Mesh to Analytic video below.
Converts a STL file into a precise solid with simplified components suitable for solid modeling operations and editing.
http://www.masterviacad.com/videos/ppvideos/ppvideos.html

We have another beta build 1351 coming out tonight if you want to see if it works with your files.


More info here...


Tim

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#3 Posted : Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:27:34 AM(UTC)
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Tim,

I tried convert analytical and that tried but was unable to convert. If you want i can send a copy of the .stl to you folks to try as it could be considered a complex form due to the amount of angled surfaces and other items. Please let me know. I will try the newest beta and see how that goes.

best regards,

Michael
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#4 Posted : Saturday, September 09, 2017 3:58:33 AM(UTC)
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Tim,

Update: WIP1350 is able to handle the model and converted rather cleanly. You just saved me a bunch of time and money, Thanks.

Michael

UPDATE: Spoke to soon did not on first 2 attempts convert to analytical. Trying to reduce to number of tri's and adding quads to see if that will allow a transfer to analytical.

Tim converting to quads made no change and still not getting an analytical out of the mesh. it is not giving me a failed to convert message but also not giving me a solid either.

Hope this information helps. if you need a copy of the file to try from your end please let me know.

Michael

Edited by user Saturday, September 09, 2017 4:31:06 AM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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