Geometric Americas, a global leader in engineering and manufacturing software, announced the launch of STL Workbench, a powerful set of tools to assist a diverse set of requirements associated to creating and processing STL 3D meshes.
As ubiquitous as the use of STL meshes are for 3D printing, the tools needed to fix, modify and analyze STL meshes have been largely unavailable. STL Workbench, available in Onshape, solves this challenge.
STL Workbench provides tools to heal, offset, simplify and hollow out meshes, providing users with much needed support in fixing and modifying 3D meshes. To provide this industry leading toolset, Geometric has collaborated with Polygonica™, the mesh processing software toolkit provided by MachineWorks Ltd., a leader in CNC simulation and verification component software development.
Swadhin Bhide, Vertical Head (GTS) – Geometric quotes “We are excited to bring STLWorkbench for Onshape users, who can now view imported STL files and perform mesh repair/simplification operations for 3D printing. We will continue to add more features to prepare models for 3D printing. This marks our first step in bringing out additive manufacturing solutions for Onshape users”.
“Polygonica delivers a compelling solution for mesh processing in a wide variety of industries” said Dr. Knight, Sales Manager for Polygonica at MachineWorks Ltd. “It’s critical in 3D printing and additive manufacture to ensure that users can create watertight meshes and modify meshes as required for successful 3D printing and additive manufacturing outcomes” he added.
Joe Dunne, Developer Relations – Onshape quotes “STL Workbench has delivered a very unique and beneficial product. Our users often receive STL models from many different sources. The reality is these STL files can often have many errors. Now our users have a tool that will allow them to fix these issues. As an Integrated Cloud App Onshape, users can access STL Workbench just like Onshape, any platform, any location. Just login and it’s there along with Onshape. STL Workbench is an Integrated Cloud Application. It can be accessed directly from the Onshape App Store. Like Onshape there, this does not require any download or installation, and is available anytime you use Onshape.