When you get to where you want to generate surfaces on top of the STL, discover it is recommended you filter out the portions of the STL you want to work on.
- [Instructor] So I have all my planar sections in,…and now I want to work on specific portions of the STL.…As you can see, I have all these sections…cut through the part, and I'm going to use these…as reference later on.…So I'm just going to go ahead and hide them.…Pick the top one, pick that bottom one,…right mouse click and hide.…Now to parse out the data that I want to use,…and to start creating surfaces through my part,…I'm going to change the actual workbench that I'm in,…so I'm just going to go to Start, Shape,…and go into what's called Quick Surface Reconstruction.…
And again, pretty much all your CAD systems…are going to have tools that allow you to clean up,…work with, manipulate that STL.…So as we create our surfaces, we need to filter out,…or parse out, or activate a certain region,…or color code a certain region, so the system can recognize…the different shapes that are within the STL.…Like in this case, if I tried going through…and putting in surfaces right now, well,…it recognizes the STL as one big kind of a blob.…
- Where is reverse engineering applied?
- Using standard hand tools
- Nondestructive ways to create highly accurate representations of parts
- Getting accurate measurements with calipers and micrometers
- Setting up, capturing, and cleaning up scans
- Importing and parsing the STL
- Importing CAD data as STL
- 3D printing