Wednesday, January 14, 2009



Screenshots from 3d-coatSoftware found at http://www.3d-coat.com Look for the alpha software download in the forums for the volumetric sculpting version
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Parel,

After finishing the model in 3dcoat, can I bring the model into solidworks ?

Anonymous said...

Another challenge is can I bring into our cnc software for manufacturing ?

Thomas Parel said...

I think that you would be able to bring it in to Solidworks via obj or stl. As far as CNC this would be dependent on whether there your CAM software can handle polygons or not.

That said even if you cant take it into Solidworks and shell the geometry, it can still be valuable as a reference, and more importantly this helps you get out of a Solidworks or CADcentric design mentality.

kholish said...

Hi Parel,

> bring it in to Solidworks via obj or stl.

This mean we need sw premium>scanto3d or buy plug-in

Would you like to share images after import into solidworks ?

kholish said...

Parel,

I have download 3dcoat, but I can find obj and lwo only. No stl

Is that correct ?

Thomas Parel said...

Kholish-
I am using an alpha version which has the volumetric sculpt capabilites.

You will probably have to use the obj format to translate into stl. we can also ask 3dcoat for stl capabilites.

kholish said...

Hi Parel...

Have you try to open your 3dcoat model into solidworks ?

I am interested the result.

Update us.... :)