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best way to force mate connectors on an imported stl?
This is a strange question perhaps, but my entire history modeling in 3D has been with Openscad. I therefore have many such files, which cannot be imported into Onshape. So I use the STL files often to make it again with some modification or to design something that will fit together with an existing STL.
The trouble is the STL files are just a great mess of meshes with points that do not seem to follow any logical positioning.
This makes positioning of mate connectors very difficult. More often then not I cannot find the same location on an imported file, which I would need for correct mating with another part. I need to use manual offsets most of the time and this is not very accurate nor convenient.
So, my question is if there is a better way of doing this?
I have till now simply attempted to place the mate connector somewhere on the piece by trying to find some mesh point close to where it needs to be. Very rarely do I find any right on the spot, and more rarely do I find symmetrical mesh points to use in the "in between" feature.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.