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From: Dhardin
Subject: export to CAD system
Date: 17 Feb 2011 16:10:00
Message: <web.4d5d472b1f2f223a1cb0ff120@news.povray.org>
Is there any way to export a 3D geometry created in POVRAY to a CAD system such
as SolidWorks or Pro/Engineer? I have created the POVRAY objects by merging a
series of simple geometric shapes to create a set of complex 3D "particles". I
then size and distribute these particles in space.

Thanks for the help.


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From: Warp
Subject: Re: export to CAD system
Date: 18 Feb 2011 07:04:40
Message: <4d5e1a08@news.povray.org>
Dhardin <dha### [at] gatechedu> wrote:
> Is there any way to export a 3D geometry created in POVRAY to a CAD system such
> as SolidWorks or Pro/Engineer?

  No. POV-Ray files are not pure data files (like with most other renderers).
They are programs, and converting a program into an equivalent data file of
another renderer is a very hard problem.

  Another problem is that most other renderers use triangle meshes and NURBS.
In POV-Ray a triangle mesh is just one primitive among many.

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                                                          - Warp


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