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Re: mml files


Make sure you trust the people you give an IGES file to. I think it
contains all the basic operations that you used to create the object.
If you have a program like Unigraphics, you may be able to use
whatever function you created in Mathematica (if it is elementary) to
generate the same object in Unigraphics. This could then be exported
in one of the higher order formats they want (or maybe even used as
input to the CNC path generation tools inside Unigraphics).

On 6/1/05, alan notis <spiraltooth at optonline.net> wrote:
> 
> 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?
> 
> 
> Besty regards,
> 
> Alan Notis
> 
> 


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