Is there a program which can give you technical diagram from a STL file?

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Is there a program which can give you technical diagram from a STL file?

Post by grenade44 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:51 pm

Sorry complete 3D newbie here.

I'm starting my next project and I want to build the shell from wood, instead of 3D Printing it and was wondering if its possible to open the STL file and get a technical diagram with all measurements on it. So I can base my shell from there designs or do I need to start from scratch?

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Re: Is there a program which can give you technical diagram from a STL file?

Post by moooarcuuuus » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:17 am

Stl is a format for production only. If you want to create a clean drawing, a solid file like Step would be better (not a converted stl file).

You can use freecad to get the dimensions from the STL file and make a clean new model or draw by hand.
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Re: Is there a program which can give you technical diagram from a STL file?

Post by grenade44 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:50 am

moooarcuuuus wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:17 am
Stl is a format for production only. If you want to create a clean drawing, a solid file like Step would be better (not a converted stl file).

You can use freecad to get the dimensions from the STL file and make a clean new model or draw by hand.
Thanks I will see what I can find out with freecad.

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Re: Is there a program which can give you technical diagram from a STL file?

Post by goodBEan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:37 pm

I usually import stl files into blender. However its not that precise. Its more for decorative stuff.

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