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Re: mml files
Hi Alan, > I am using Mathematica to create 3D files that I now want to > send to be machined. I thought that .dxf or stl files would > be good enough but they are asking me for an IGES file. > Apparantly when Mathematica exports a DXF it breaks it up > into triangles which are then read as separate surfaces > making the generation of a program for a CNC machine > impossible as there are millions of triangles in the curved > surfaces I need to machine. Mathematica can export as .mml > (MathML). Is this helpful? What would you suggest? I would suggest reading the IGES spec, then writing a Mathematica routine to output your model in this format. Failing that, there are a number of commerical vendors that offer translation to & from IGES. Regards, Dave.