Limitstate Engineering software automatically fixes 3D model files
UK – Engineering software business Limitstate has released a software application, Limitstate-Fix, which automatically fixes 3D model files.
The software, which is particularly useful for 3D bureaux, simplifies the process of preparing 3D models for printing, the company said.
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3D models that fail to print is one of the most frustrating issues for designers, engineers, jewellers and 3D bureaux. According to Limitstate, the software solves this problem. It provides a ‘one click’ automatic fix solution for 3D STL files, thereby enabling them to be printed. When the user opens an STL file in Limitstate-Fix, the file is analysed, and can then be automatically fixed. The company stated that the software analyses and repairs holes in solids and fixes defective mesh files. It closes solids, fixes polygon orientation, removes self-intersections and noise shells, and ensures the geometry is manifold.
“3D printing has come a long way but there are still many businesses that have trouble getting their files to print,” Limitstate Managing Director Matthew Gilbert commented. The company reported that the engineering software is already in use at the Mercury Centre, which specialises in printing metallic parts for the automotive and aerospace industries.