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Imported STL-Mesh to solid Part (?)

Kai_himselfKai_himself Member Posts: 43 ✭✭
Hey,
im straight new to OnShape :). It is a very cool CAD Platform !
Here my first problem, i imported a *.stl File to onshape. Onshape shows only Meshes but no Parts. Even in the Assembly Studio i cant choose the Mesh to import it.
How can i creat a solid (?) Element from a imported Mesh ?

Thank you for your support.
Have a nice weekend
Kai

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    owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    edited November 2017
    So stl file format is just a cloud of points so you're going to need to do one of two things:-
    (a) Reverse engineer the part. Each point in the stl can be projected, so if it's a simple part this is doable.
    (b) Find the part in a different format. OS will accept just about anything, but I'd try for parasolid or step file.

    Owen S.
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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    Kai_himselfKai_himself Member Posts: 43 ✭✭
    Hey Owen,
    thank you for your answer.
    I try to reverse engineer the part.

    Bye
    Kai
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    owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,660 PRO
    Sure thing, shout if you get stuck.

    OwS
    Business Systems and Configuration Controller
    HWM-Water Ltd
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    brad_phelanbrad_phelan Member Posts: 89 ✭✭
    Space claim has support for reverse engineering STL to CAD. 

    http://www.spaceclaim.com/en/Solutions/ReverseEngineering.aspx


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