[Lab] [lab] STL conversion. Going backwards

Paul & Andrea Mumby themumbys at gmail.com
Mon May 2 13:55:07 EDT 2011

There is an STL importer for sketchup. I have used it to import on several
occasions. But it doesn't maintain scale. So you need to re-scale your
objects once they are in.

Beyond that, they are not normally as "clean" as a conventional sketchup
model (because it contains all the triangles, as it's tessellated as an STL)
but still perfectly workable.

- Paul

On Mon, May 2, 2011 at 1:08 PM, <bentfork at gmail.com> wrote:

> Greetings 3D experts!
> I've access to a 3D scanner that produces very nice STL files.  I've been
> trying to convert this data into a format that I can easily manipulate in
> sketchup or solid works.
> I was given some hints at a recent meeting including some cool scripts but
> I didn't write them down and all I could remember was Meshlab which was good
> but not good enough.
> The solution we seemed to come up with was slicing the model into smaller
> parts, then exporting it slice by slice.  Beyond that I cant remember.
> Hope everyone had a nice sunny weekend!
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