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Openscad 3D STL to Heekscnc

joe M
Hello,

I am trying to get 3D STL from OpenScad to Heekscnc (to generate gcode).

HeeksCad does not seem to have the ability to import CSG format.
OpenScad does not seem to have the ability to export IGES or STEP
files.

Has anyone been able to render/compile something in OpenScad and
generate gcode from HeeksCnc?

Any thoughts, please?

Thanks
Joe

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Re: Openscad 3D STL to Heekscnc

Taylor Alexander

All I can say is that IGES is on the "to do" list but I have no idea how much effort has been made in that area.

STL is a horrible format for data exchange between CAD programs, and IGES is accepted by nearly every traditional CAD program, so it would be extremely useful and I think extremely beneficial to the community if OpenSCAD supported IGES.

Anyone know about that?

On May 18, 2012 7:43 PM, "joe M" <[hidden email]> wrote:
Hello,

I am trying to get 3D STL from OpenScad to Heekscnc (to generate gcode).

HeeksCad does not seem to have the ability to import CSG format.
OpenScad does not seem to have the ability to export IGES or STEP
files.

Has anyone been able to render/compile something in OpenScad and
generate gcode from HeeksCnc?

Any thoughts, please?

Thanks
Joe
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Re: Openscad 3D STL to Heekscnc

Bryan Bishop
On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 10:17 PM, Taylor Alexander <[hidden email]> wrote:

STL is a horrible format for data exchange between CAD programs, and IGES is accepted by nearly every traditional CAD program, so it would be extremely useful and I think extremely beneficial to the community if OpenSCAD supported IGES.

IGES and STEP can be abused just as easily, however. For instance, sometimes CAD programs dump triangles into IGES/STEP, which is just as useless as STL. In addition, much of the original parametric data is lost in IGES/STEP. I still much prefer IGES/STEP over STL, don't get me wrong.

there's also some step parser-generators going on over here:

- Bryan
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