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Automapki Application

Automapki Application

Overlay DWG drawing entities on top of public satellite imagery provided by Open Street Map, Map Quest, Open Aerial or any user defined WMS base layer.

Automesher Application

Automesher Application

Convert polyface mesh to solid and import / export many of 3D file formats including STL (stereolithography), OFF (Object File Format), OBJ (Wavefront), 3DS (3D Studio) and others.

Autoconverter

Autoconverter

Import, export and convert many of 3D file formats including STL (stereolithography), OFF (Object File Format), OBJ (Wavefront), 3DS (3D Studio), SKP (Google SketchUp) and more.

Import/Export STL, OFF, OBJ, 3DS, PLY, 3DM, SKP, SAT, IGES and STEP files

There is often a requirement to import into your base CAD platform either AutoCAD, ZWCAD or BricsCAD, a 3D model saved in external file format which is not handled by your DWG editor. Automesher addon for AutoCAD / BricsCAD / ZWCAD comes here with the solution to import and export many of 3D file formats, including STL, OFF, OBJ, SKP, 3DS, IV, PLY, VRML, 3DM, SKP, SAT, IGES, BREP and STEP, in your native workspace.

When importing an external 3D model ie. STL Stereolithography facets or Rhinoceros 3DM meshes, Automesher application offers an option to create in the drawing model space either polyface mesh, 3D solid, triangle faces, edge lines or just points. However, for some corrupted geometries with crossing faces or empty holes it is not possible to create a valid ACIS solid object, in which case Automesher will create a body entity or a group of surfaces.

When exporting your DWG drawing model to an external 3D file format ie. Google SketchUp SKP or Autodesk 3D Studio 3DS file, Automesher application reads selected polyface meshes, polygon meshes, faces and 3D solids and writes them to the file. Automesher also supports ACIS SAT file format which gives a possibility to export drawing entities as a solid object with boundary representation and use it in advanced 3D CAD systems.


Update: There is also available Automesher standalone desktop application that works outside any of CAD platform as a Windows executable and allows to import and convert between 3D file formats. It supports many of 3D file extensions including STL, OFF, OBJ, SKP, 3DS, IV, PLY and more.

Did you know?

Bricscad offers powerful tools for direct solid modeling using geometric constraints solving. It allows you to parametrize any feature of the 3D model.