I’m working on automotive racing wheels for a client. Part of the process involves exporting .stp files so they can be imported into AutoCad for FEA testing. Once imported into AutoCad, they must be made into a mesh model. Creating the mesh model fails. AutoCad Tech suspected artifacts in the model being the reason. (They can’t import any mesh model that I create), by the way.)
If I import the .stp model I create in Rhino 6, I can see artifacts in the surface. I’ve tried exporting the Rhino model with every combination of .stp export options, with no change.
This is the response from AutoCad:
“So at first glance they think there’s an issue with the geometry, even though Inspect-Validate doesn’t show any geometry issues. There an funky looking artifact here that could be causing the Brep regularization process to hang, and we don’t even get to the meshing process. Also, I see that Symmetry is already been considered since its only the inner (or outer) half. In this case, we may be able to use 1/4 or 1/8 of the model. We have symmetry guidelines in the OLH. The child page for symmetry types explains more detail.” (Fusion 360 Help)
I don’t know what they’re talking about. It’s above my pay grade.
Importing the .stp file that I made back into Rhino, I do indeed see surface anomalies.:
What is the problem? What can I do to fix this?