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25 May 2024 05:09:20 EDT (-0400)
  Re: export to CAD system  
From: Warp
Date: 18 Feb 2011 02:04:40
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.

                                                          - Warp

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