I am trying to export a model to be machined on a 3D CNC, I usually 3D print models using STL files, but recently have had to convert to STP/IGES/ACIS or Parasolid as these are the file types the company I am using requires. When I convert a Polysrf to any of these file types, it appears to work, but would seem that when it is opened on the other end, it’s a mess of un-joined surfaces that cannot be machined.
Does anyone have any experience exporting files from Rhino 5 like this? I do not own Solidworks so cannot convert them in there and have tried to use FreeCad to convert them with no success.
It’s a pain that a closed model that I can 3D print with no issues cannot be CNC’d.
Thanks in advanced,