Used to write stereolithography (STL) files from Promis.e
surface and solid geometry. STL files are
basically lists of triangles.
You can access this dialog from the following:
- Ribbon: select
and select an element
The Export STL command triangulates input geometry using
the Facet Parameters settings, then outputs the triangles to an STL file.
|| These settings control the quality of the
triangulation that is computed to approximate each input element.
- Chord Tolerance —
Defines the distance tolerance (in master units) between the input element and
its triangular facets.
- Angle Tolerance —
Defines the angular tolerance (in degrees) between normals on the input element
and on its triangular facets.
- Max Edge Length —
Defines the maximum length (in master units) of a side of a triangular facet.
|| These settings control the output size and file
- Scale — Sets the
scale factor of the output file relative to the design model. The scale values
are the same values that are in the scales.def file. Select Custom to input
values that are not on the list.
- Export to — Sets
the type of file format for the STL file: binary or ASCII. The binary format is
much more compact. Chose ASCII format only if it is necessary for a
human-readable output file.