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Turbo Talk => General Discussion => Topic started by: NeverStop on October 25, 2017, 11:35:53 PM

Title: Measure parts in .stl file
Post by: NeverStop on October 25, 2017, 11:35:53 PM
Gents, I have opened a -stl file.

Is it any way to convert to normal cad file again ?
Is it possible to measure parts. I.e. the diameter?

The attatched files is the .stl please change from .tcw to .stl

Best Regards
NeverStop
Title: Re: Measure parts in .stl file
Post by: Andy H on October 26, 2017, 07:51:00 AM
stl files open as TC surface objects,  one can sometimes reduce the amount of facets one sees, by going to the objects properties and changing 3D to Solid, but you still won't be able to measure diameters as the 'round' parts are still lots of facets.

Probably the best tools are is the 3 point circle or 3 point construction circle tools, one can snap to three of the vertex giving a circle to measure the diameter with,  however you would still need to know the overall diameter of the 'real life' object to know if the scaling was correct when the file was opened in TC.
Title: Re: Measure parts in .stl file
Post by: Dean on October 26, 2017, 08:07:16 AM
Gents, I have opened a -stl file.

Is it any way to convert to normal cad file again ?
Is it possible to measure parts. I.e. the diameter?

The attatched files is the .stl please change from .tcw to .stl

Best Regards
NeverStop

For measuring purposes > You can use the "Drafting Palette" or the "Section tool"
then use circles snapped to 'center of extents"