Having problems with stl file

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Having problems with stl file

Postby d6gwood » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:15 pm

Can you import stl files in the modeling tab? If so how because all I get is a out of memory tab. My ram is at 4 gb and I have plenty of memory on my hard drive. Can someone help me figure this out please?

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Re: Having problems with stl file

Postby ger21 » Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:32 pm

You may indeed be running out of memory.

A hard drive is not "memory".

And 4Gb of memory is not a lot on a Windows 10 PC.
How big is the .stl file?

Go to File > Import Component / 3D model
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Re: Having problems with stl file

Postby adze_cnc » Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:18 pm

I suppose out of memory could be possible depending on the mesh face count of your STL file and your set job size resolution (e.g. the 50x slower one).

For example I downloaded an "espresso cup" model from Thingiverse that measures: 65.061 by 85.595 by 50.046 millimeters. Despite its small size it contains 59,000+ faces.

Having said all this, I just tried importing a 1,293,000 triangle STL file at "50x slower" and VCarve laughed at me. Mind you I do have 32gb machine.
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