Sunday, September 28, 2008
SVG SLices to avoid STL
An initial ( and promising ) version of my SolidWorks slicing macro is complete--
the macro slices the part and creates loops ( hopefully that coudld be imported into skeinforge directly), avoiding STL-hole hell.
Here was the test part:
The SVG that was created is machine-friendly, and is here:
(You will need Firefox, Opera, or an SVG viewer to view the file )
SVG is smart enough to understand how to fill loops, so it works quite nicely as a display format as well as a way to communicate path information.
Unfortunately after trying my scripts out on a couple of other parts, I found that there is a bug in Solidworks that has problems cutting solids through circular faces, which is very disappointing. I am working through that now.
In the meantime, perhaps this is a good start for folks interested to use for their efforts...
My code is released under a "do whatever you want with it" license-- enjoy!