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Easier data transfer New 3MF example code available for Polygonica
Software company Machine Works announced the availability of example source code supporting data transfer of 3MF files with Polygonica.
Whilst most existing Polygonica customers exchange data between Polygonica and the host-application using direct memory API calls, there are occasions where file transfer directly into, or from, the Polygonica libraries is necessary or convenient. The Polygonica libraries provide APIs to support direct serialisation to and from STL, and also to and from the proprietary .pgs format, which is a fast way to archive in-session data or transfer data between microservices on a scalable cloud back-end.
Due to Polygonica’s wide usage in leading Additive Manufacturing software, there have been many requests for direct support of the 3MF format, Module Works said. Accordingly the consulting engineering team has developed a bridge between 3MF and Polygonica, which is available to customers and evaluees in unsupported source code. The bridge covers most of the core 3MF specification and the Beam Lattice extension.