The .vrml files saves the color info, and I'm pretty sure they are used for 3D printing...... however I don't know if you can save FEA stress test in .vrml format..
Yes it works, but getting SW to convert to a solid or surface is another story. SW says the model has too many surfaces.
STL files do not save colors. If you want to have colors on your 3D model for printing with 3D Printers like Z-corp you need to save vrml2 files.
I think you should ask a different question (grabcad.com/question/ask) - "is it possible to export FEM model to vrml2?"
If I figure out how to get SW to save as a solid or even a surface model i will gladly write a tutorial. So far I just followed Pranav's advice to get this far.
True, but I figured out you can save a FEM with color as a VRML. The problem I have is getting SW to convert my file to a solid. It has too many surfaces for SW to convert the file.
Would love to see with a tutorial here how you solved this?
STL files will only be white Aaron, it is the machine that does the colour
You convert your model to an STL file with your CAD software the STL file with be white. You import the STL file into the 3D printer software and it is there that you assign your colours to the file. There is a file type that can save the material but I can not remember what one it is..... I shall ask my lecturer tomorrow that does the rapid prototyping class Aaron.
The machine can only print the color in the file.
Great stuff Aaron