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How can I import STL model into solidworks?

By LE VAN THAI VU on 14 Nov 04:10 8 answers 415 views 0 comments

Hi, Im going to design an mouse model for my customer. How can I import STL file into solidworks that I can trace the vertex when using 3dsketch?
I got file from the company Scan quet 3d : http://blogin3d.com/dich-vu-scan-3d-quet-mau-3d-tp-hcm
and stl file was retouch by zbrush!

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8 answers

  • SolidTweaks
    SolidTweaks 9 months ago

    You can import STL normally in SOLIDWORKS like STEP/IGES. But the model will have lot of polygons, A LOT! So the best method, if you want to reverse engineer is, either use the "Shaded View" and trace the outline like you want and work with surfaces. Or you can import you STL in FreeCAD and create a STEP file from it and work from there into SOLIDWORKS.

    Also I do not understand the attached image. Is it a box or case? And are you modelling a mouse?

  • Emmanuel Nwankwo
    Emmanuel Nwankwo 9 months ago

    First open the solidworks software then using open files feature to get to your file and trace the outline like #SolidTweaks already specified above.

  • Hiral Patel
    Hiral Patel 9 months ago

    You can also try some reverse engineering software like Rapidform or Geomagic. But do keep in mind if you intend to use them frequently they do cost a whole lot. If it's just for one project try to get a trial version.

  • LE VAN THAI VU
    LE VAN THAI VU 9 months ago

    Some guys suggested me that I shoul use the add in name " Power surfacing".
    Is it works for me?

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