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Is there a way to export a 3D curve to IGES?

brad_phelanbrad_phelan Member Posts: 85 ✭✭
See https://cad.onshape.com/documents/c4caaec650b8a1544414f898/w/1fb32a528d11b2b7fabbbbe2/e/c2703e0e53b82124419d2fe1

I'd like to be able to export the curve as shown below so I can use the curve to drive some CAM algorithm I'm developing in external software. Is this possible in anyway?


Comments

  • brad_phelanbrad_phelan Member Posts: 85 ✭✭
    I see comments here https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/14896/exporting-wireframes that suggest it should be possible but I don't see how to do it.

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,695
    You can only export curves along with every other body in the Part Studio - right-click the tab at the bottom. 
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • brad_phelanbrad_phelan Member Posts: 85 ✭✭
    Thanks :) I can delete all other objects and just leave the curves as a work around. Can I suggest that there be a right click export for curves just like there is for parts. It would make discovering the capability easier.


  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,695
    By all means suggest away in the improvement request category on the right ——>. 😊
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
  • brad_phelanbrad_phelan Member Posts: 85 ✭✭
    Ok I'll get around to that. However one last question. What units are the IGES files exported in. For STL export you can pick units but for IGES not.
  • brad_phelanbrad_phelan Member Posts: 85 ✭✭
    Ok. I've discovered using an IGES viewer that the model is exported in meters units. 
  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 3,695
    The underlying length units in Onshape are meters, but formats like IGES, STEP etc. include the units as part of the definition so it doesn’t matter. STL on the other hand....
    Director, Technical Services, EMEAI
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