Parasolid is a religion around here, I waste a lot of time and energy questioning it and not following it. a couple of examples:
Today’s email response because some RP operator cannot make sense of STL scales:
…A few months ago the 10 commandment of how to write an internal job request:
Our machinist and model makers are awesome but the poor guys deal with a lot of bad geometry, especially worse since the Millennial generation of modelers arrived to the workforce. …I also make terrible files sometimes, which works really well to model and try stuff really really fast, but those are always masked under sealed/fixed mesh files.
Since we are mostly an NX and Solidworks house Parasolid has become the most trusted way to exchange files from those platforms. Solidworks doesn’t care either way, and Steps work great, but NX’s Step exported are complete garbage. This might be related to the fact that they license Parasoldi libraries and make a nice change of change form that? or maybe it’s just an interesting coincidence?
What I want to know is if you guys would consider shipping an exported that works really well, or if it doesn’t you should give us the option to disable it completely? Maybe if we do our own installer image to deploy Rhino here we can just remove the Parasolid plugin? But I rather have it working right and we solve the problem once and for all.
BTW, I used to fight back so we don’t use it but it’s a waste of time. Also every time one of our users that are mostly on NX/Solidworks tries to do something in Rhino and uses their export file of choice they get the impression that Rhino is just a terrible tool. I don’t think this is a good situation.