No surface objects to export (to .STL)


#1

Hello,

I’m trying to export our logo to a .stl file type, so I can print it. But when I try to export the .dwg file to .stl I receive an error: No surface objects to export (to STL)

What I’m doing wrong?
Thank you.


(Wim Dekeyser) #2

If you only have curves in your dwg file, you will have to surface these (and extrude) to make an object that can be meshed. The STL format supports only meshes.


#3

The STL supports meshes only so you need to have surfaces ( I am not sure if 2D or 3D) or solids.
I suppose the dwg file contains curves only.


#4

Any tutorials on how I do that? I tried to search on google, but I’m not sure if what I found is okay.

I received my logo from the graphician in the .ai format, but when I tried to import it, it said that there are no objects to load, so I converted in .dwg format.


(Wim Dekeyser) #5

If you have curves, use the ExtrudeCrv command with the Solid=Yes option.
http://docs.mcneel.com/rhino/5/help/en-us/index.htm#commands/extrudecrv.htm

Chances are that the curves are a mess, though. You can always attach a file here for someone to take a look.


#6

I’ll try that and I’ll let you know if it worked.

I attached the files here: https://we.tl/l0k0pW1ahb. If someone can take a look, would be great.


(Pascal Golay) #7

Hi Bogdan- you’ll still have some work to do to create the solids but at least Rhino will open this one-
logo cv AMA 3D.zip (60.8 KB)
-Pascal