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STLWorkbench : Heals STL files and writes data directly in Onshape

vivek_govekarvivek_govekar Member, Developers Posts: 2
New version of STLWorknech is now available.

Click here for the details on this update.


  • vivek_govekarvivek_govekar Member, Developers Posts: 2

    What’s New in STL Workbench November 10, 2016

    This document describes new feature addition to STL Workbench. The most significant changes to this update are listed below:

    1.      Export to Onshape:

    STL files can now be exported to Onshape from STL Workbench. In the right corner of toolbar, you will find new Import to Onshape Icon. Simply select the file to import from result tree and tap Import to Onshape Icon.



    2.      Mesh Analysis:

    Every STL file imported to STL Workbench is checked to ensure valid Solid. In the latest release, STL Workbench lists various properties checked on the Mesh Analysis tab. Currently these properties are  only available for Original STL and Fixed STL. Analysis report is displayed for selected node under Results tree.


    3.      Scaling

    Now it is possible to uniformly scale STL files using STL Workbench. Open Scaling Dialog by tapping Scale icon on toolbar and enter the desired value for scaling.


    4.      Remove Thin Features

    This feature helps to remove small scale features from a solid. Both Cavity and core features can be removed simultaneously. Either of these two parameters may be zero to indicate that that type of feature should be ignored. This features works best with prismatic geometry and worst with geometry containing freeform surfaces or poor quality scanned geometry.





           i.             Cavity Feature Diameter

    Cavity features are those which intrude inwards from the main surface of the solid (e.g. small holes). Any such features whose diameter is less than Cavity Feature Diameter will be removed .


         ii.             Core Feature Diameter

    Core features are those which protrude outwards from the main surface of the solid (e.g. small spikes). Features of this kind whose diameter is less than Core Feature Diameter will be removed.



    5.      Automatic Orientation

    New Automatic orientation feature helps you to transform solid to an orientation that minimizes its volume.


    Additional control are provided to achieve an alignment of the solid with desired coordinate axes.



    6.      Show/Hide Bounding Box of STL files:

    Now there is a new Icon available in the View Toolbar to Show/ Hide the Bounding Box of an STL.


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