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Stl mesh refinement error, wont import file conversions


#1

trying to import a simple cylender for stree analysis, i had assumed stl would work fine but it wont run mesh refinement, i try and convert into the formats named but none of them open correctly, any ideas?


#2

Hey @Lemlurker,

try uploading the same geometry as a STEP file and tell me if that worked for you!

P.S.: Also have a look at this page of the documentation: CAD Preperation

Best,

Jousef


#3

the software im using cant export to STEP, i tried using FreeCAD to convert it but i got errors every time i uploaded


#4

Hi again @Lemlurker,

I will write you a private message!


#5

@Lemlurker - what software are you using?


#6

blender is what i have used for many years and what i am most proficient in, i am slowly learning solidworks for my university course but i am not yet close to the same proficiencey and dont have it on my pc to allow me to convert with it


#7

email sent thx


#8

The structural mechanics simulation capabilities on SimScale currently focus on BREP type of CAD data, so Solidworks, Onshape and the likes. AFAIK Blender creates polygonal / faceted geometry that even after conversion to STEP might not be what you want as oftentimes simply each triangle is represented as a single face in the STEP model. Any chance you could do this in Solidworks? Then you would have a proper STEP to work with.