I saw on this site there are many cad models that came from an stl file...
I have an stl file of gsxr 600 cranckshaft but i could not use it on inventor to edit it. can you help me to import the file?
I have some ides to share if you want...
First of all If I were you with an almost desired file I would copy the main sketches / profiles and with a couple constrains I would design a new model to suit my requirements. In this case you would have a more reliable model based in someone's else approach. It doesn't sound bad at all. ;)
However, there are some commercial solution that can identify step or stl files and rebuilt the model for you from scratch but needs money... ;(
So I think you will need to spend some extra time on this project as there is no other way to actually modify an stl file...
There is also a BUT, if you don't have the time but you know the requirements you can post a request for someone to help you accomplish this model.
thank you for your reply
yes i know that there are some software that allow to rebuilt the solid like rapidform but, as you say, the license is not free.
I add the stl file of the crankshaft, if someone can help me i will be very grateful
AttachmentsAlberoMotore.stl, 33.2 MB
i actually took this file and placed it into my netfabb paid version and i gotta say it look like a nice printed part
Blender and FreeCAD have complementary functionality to fix stl files and to edit them as well.
There are numerous tutorials online for the same.
There is a make solid function in FreeCAD that converts meshes into solid forms.
Both the above software are free and open source.
Frank, Blender can be used to scale an object and to set measurements in any system you may follow (metric/imperial etc). I am not sure about other software.
SolidWorks lets you open .stl files for editing. here is how: