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SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby Hard Road » Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:04 am

I have a SLDPRT file for a Les Paul Carve top that I want to create tool paths in Cut3D, I tried to save it as an STL file using E drawing but when it loads in Cut3D it is flat, any ideas? Thanks in advance, cheers Paul.
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby JDaVinci » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:56 am

I've never tried to convert to STL using eDrawings. I ususally export direct from Solidworks. But I've never had happen what you are describing. Do you have the ability to export directly from Solidworks?
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby Hard Road » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:38 am

No I don't have Solid Works, I have AutoCad. I was given the file as a SLDPRT and told to download E drawings and open the file in it, which I did. In E drawings it shows it as a 3D Carve top, but when saved as a SLT file (as I was instructed) it opens in Cut3D but as a flat object? If I emailed you the file would you be able to open it in Solid Works and save it as an SLT file that would work in Cut3D? Cheers Paul.
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby ssflyer » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:27 am

If it's not proprietary, post the file and we can see what we can do...
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby Hard Road » Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:47 am

Any help would be appreciated, Cheers Paul
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby ssflyer » Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:05 am

Hmm - the sldprt file appears flat...
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby Hard Road » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:33 am

Yeah but if you open it and veiw it in E Drawing it is 3D?
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby JDaVinci » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:57 am

It looks incomplete to me. It comes in with 3D sketches, but they aren't lofted or turned into a 3D surface at all. I'm not sure how it is supposed to work, but it's not actually a surface, so it wont export a proper .STL.

And actually, when I open it in edrawings I get the same thing, an extruded base, then a curved implied surface, but not full construction.

Somehow these 3d Sketches must be converted to a surface before anything can be done with this.
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby Hard Road » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:28 am

Thanks for your help guys, managed to buy the complete 3D and 2D files from here http://www.fabitrabbit.com/
for $30.00, worth every penny, if you ask him nicely, once you buy it he may even supply a complete 3D carve top file without any pickup routs etc for custom options, he's a nice guy to deal with! :P Cheers Paul
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby vtx1029 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:25 pm

FWIW I opened that file in solidworks to convert for you and it is not extruded in 3d. It has sketches at multiple heights but that's it.
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

Postby frosties » Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:41 am

would love to see the finished guitar
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Re: SLDPRT file for Cut3D

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