Exporting Parasolids


#1

We have a request from a client to export a 3d model as a parasolid (.x_t file extension).

We use the Okino Plugin and Poly Trans to import a parasolid (.x_t file extension) but dont see a way to export as a .x_t model.

The client only wants one model so it hardly warrants purchasing a special software program.

Any thoughts?

Thanks,
David


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#4

reference reference
try(import model into solid works as IGES, export as a parasolid) catch (purchase a plugin for max)
if fileType == .x_t then (exported mesh from max must be nurbs)
–hope this helps


#5

I suggest you ask the client what other formats he can import. I would imagine that most 3d packages can take more then one kind of file format. OBJ is fairly popular so ask him if it can take that.


#6

ParaSolids is a Solids/NURBS format and probably doesn’t support mesh/poly objects. None of the translators that I have support .x_t export, but they do support .x_t import. It does appear that Anark Core supports .x_t export, but again it may need to be a solids/NURBS format to do so.

-Eric


#7

Eric,
I contacted Robert Langsdale at Okino and he basically said the same thing.

My client may need to find a different company to create the parasolid model, unless there is a good free (or close to free) modeling software we can buy to create this for him.

Thanks,
David


#8

You could use Max NURBS, convert to Body Object, and export that using the .SAT exporter and see if they can use that. Rhino3D ($995) has native .x_t export, so that may be an option. The other option would be moi3d ($295), supports .SAT, .STEP, and .IGES export. Hopefully one of those is supported import format for ParaSolids. moi3d was developed by an ex-Rhino3D programmer and should provide better modeling tools Max’s native toolset.

-Eric


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