Exporting Facet and STL Files

Facet files may be exported directly, or by converting from an ACIS representation. A facet file is very light-weight, containing only node and connectivity information. Facet files are ASCII only. An STL file is written in standard STL format.

To export a facet file:

  1. Select File and then Export.
  2. Select the location for the file to be saved.
  3. Enter a File Name.
  4. Select Facets from the Save as type drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK. A new window will appear.
  6. Optionally select any appropriate settings from this window.
  7. Click Finish.

Export Facets 'filename' <entity_list> [Overwrite]

The overwrite function allows you to overwrite an existing facet file.

To export an STL file:

  1. Select File and then Export.
  2. Select the location for the file to be saved.
  3. Enter a File Name.
  4. Select STL from the Save as type drop-down menu.
  5. Click OK. A new window will appear.
  6. Optionally select any appropriate settings from this window.
  7. Click Finish.

Export STL [ASCII|binary] '<file_name>' [<entity_list>] [tri <id_range>] [angle <value=15> ] [mesh|water tight] [overwrite]