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I am a novice with 3D printing but have already wasted much time and printed many useful (and even more useless) things! Question: Can anyone tell me whether there is a resolution difference between exporting Vectorworks to STL as solids rather than converting to a mesh first? I am currently printing a Sennheiser microphone housing (c1960) which has many curves and am less than happy with the results so far. When sending to the slicer I tried converting the model to a mesh, but on screen the curves seemed to have lost the smoothness that they had as a VW model so I created the STL directly from the model, ie: skipping the "Convert to Mesh" stage... There is a "Quality" option when exporting to STL, but presumably "Convert to Mesh" defaults to the best resolution it can get!?!
I often use 3D symbols as components of Solids (solid additions, etc.). But if I update such a 3D symbol, it's then necessary to enter the Edit mode of each and every Solid that uses that symbol before those Solids update accordingly. I really, Really, REALLY wish Solids would automatically update when the 3D symbols they're composed of are changed. Their inability to do so simply halves the benefits of building Solids out of 3D symbols. VWIS085
1. Why does VW export solids, when "Export Solids as ACIS Solids" option on, in a way segmenting each Solid by 4 cuts into 5 Segments ? I think that started with VW 2016. No matter if latest DWG or older versions. Segmentation of Solids : 2. Also I do not understand why Extrudes, including a 2D Polygon will get exported as 3D Faces only, while Extrudes with a 2D Polyline get out fine as Solids. (WALLS always Faces only not nice too) Polygon in Extrude left = Faces vs Polyline in Extrude right = Solid (As you can distinguish by unwanted Segmentation of the Solids) : 3. I get now DWG Materials in into VW. But I don't get my VW Materials out of VW by DWG.