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Alexandre Villares

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STL is not an evolution of IGES. In IGES you export NURBS curves, NURBS surface and solid geometry. In STL, surfaces and solids are exported as a bunch of adjacent triangles. We have plans to support STL in a future release.

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How very misinformed of me, thanks for the clarification Biplab!

Good luck for you guys at the STL implementation front. Even being less smart than NURBS-based IGES, STL seems to be handy for prototype-machinery output.

[ 07-25-2002: Message edited by: Alexandre B A Villares ]

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Is there a current way easy way of generating an STL file?

The only way I have been able to find to generate an STL file from Vectorworks is to generate a MiniCAD script file, move the file to an older Mac that still has an ADB port (so I can use the CADMover dongle) and then use CADMover to generate the file.

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Currently there is no better way than what you describe. STL export is at the top of our list for a future release.

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