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h.mo

hi,

Is there anyway to import a 3D scan of an object into Autocad? the scan is a 3MF file. 

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h.mo

cad64 thanks ill take a look

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h.mo

hi cad64,

i have the scanned object in stl. format and i am unable to open this in autocad. i can see the file when i click on the import button but it does not import. also the link you sent does not include stl., fbx. or ply. any ideas of where i can convert the stl. file to a step file?   

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Cad64
1 hour ago, h.mo said:

 also the link you sent does not include stl., fbx. or ply. any ideas of where i can convert the stl. file to a step file?   

 

Fbx format is in that link. Autocad can export and import .fbx files. But you're right about stl. That's my mistake. Autocad can export .stl files but it can't import them.

 

I don't have a lot of experience in this area, but after some searching, I found a couple programs that might be able to help with converting your .stl file to .stp. Both programs are free, but I don't use either of them, so if you need help, you will need to check Youtube for tutorials or maybe someone else can help.

1. Fusion360 https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusion-360-for-hobbyists

2. Freecad https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php

 

Good luck

 

 

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h.mo
On 04/05/2020 at 18:21, Cad64 said:

 

Fbx format is in that link. Autocad can export and import .fbx files. But you're right about stl. That's my mistake. Autocad can export .stl files but it can't import them.

 

I don't have a lot of experience in this area, but after some searching, I found a couple programs that might be able to help with converting your .stl file to .stp. Both programs are free, but I don't use either of them, so if you need help, you will need to check Youtube for tutorials or maybe someone else can help.

1. Fusion360 https://www.autodesk.com/campaigns/fusion-360-for-hobbyists

2. Freecad https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php

 

Good luck

 

 

thanks for that, iv downloaded freecad and converted the file.

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Cad64
34 minutes ago, h.mo said:

thanks for that, iv downloaded freecad and converted the file.

 

Glad to hear it worked out for you. :thumbsup:

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Chris.E_AllaboutCad.com

Hello,

 

Great to hear it worked out for you, But I would like to suggest a different workflow

 

For .STL files, it would be easier to drag it to Sketchup 2019 and then EXPORT 3D to .DWG file. There you go

 

Thanks!

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