3DM Import for Solid Edge is a Rhinoceros (.3dm) file import add-in for Solid Edge®. This plug-in gives Solid Edge the ability to import geometric data from 3DM files.
3DM Import for Solid Edge reads polygon mesh data stored in 3DM files and imports it into Solid Edge. A polygon mesh in a 3DM file is comprised of a set of triangular and/or quad faces. 3DM Import for Solid Edge creates trimmed planar surfaces for each triangle/quad and knits them together to create a body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does not contain boundary edges) then 3DM Import for Solid Edge will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be created.
3DM Import for Solid Edge is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into Solid Edge and adds a new submenu called "3DM Import for Solid Edge" to the Solid Edge Applications menu.
The '3DM Import for Solid Edge' menu consists of the following commands:
# Import - Import a 3DM file
# Help - Display the 3DM Import for Solid Edge help file
# Register - Register your copy of 3DM Import for Solid Edge
# About - Display the 3DM Import for Solid Edge About box
3DM Import for Solid Edge comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time.
The 3DM File Format
The 3DM (3D Model) file format is the native file format of Rhinoceros, the NURBS modeling software from Robert McNeel & Associates. The OpenNURBS Initiative was founded by Robert McNeel & Associates in January 2000, with the sole purpose of providing CAD, CAM, CAE and computer graphics software users reliable methods for transferring 3D geometry between applications via the 3DM file format. TerrainCAD, our terrain generation, editing and modeling software, also uses the 3DM file format as its native file format.
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