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    I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    Any tips or help would be great. I tried Solidworks and Catia with no luck. Files and pics are attached. I need the model clean, to pull toolpath geo from it, and to pick surfaces separately.
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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    Try this
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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    No luck as a solid, thank you for trying though. Same as pics below.

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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    I just used it as a solid in Mastercam Version 6 what version are you using
    Did you import it as a solid

    Select the option box on the import and select solid

    Open this new .rar I saved it as a Version 5 .MCX it should open in your Mastercam
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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    Thank you again for trying, I could machine this as you did, if I wanted to run all hemstitch, but I would rather just hem the middle radius and head/foot transitions. I use both MX5 and MX6. Here is the result of trying to pick just the radius, it won't work.
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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    you can try the software Geomagic Studio. the software good at repair and rebulit the mode .
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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    Thank you for the info, Jack.

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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    I have used Mastercam a few times to evaluate it and I believe you may want to use the solids features and not the wire mesh.

    In Soildworks the model imported fine with 1 face repaired, I used Camworks 2016 multisurface and added all the surfaces and the simulation worked fine.

    To rid the model of all the triangles you will need to use software such as GeoMagic or recreate the model in Solidworks. A new surface model can be created in Solidworks using the stp file, but it will require some 4 or 5 hours of work removing the rolled over edges to create the new boundary edges to redo the surface.

    If you need the neck separate, that can be done in Solidworks using the split feature with ease. If you like, I will do that for you, just provide the distance from the bottom of the neck to the split.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ab.machineshop View Post
    I have used Mastercam a few times to evaluate it and I believe you may want to use the solids features and not the wire mesh.

    In Soildworks the model imported fine with 1 face repaired, I used Camworks 2016 multisurface and added all the surfaces and the simulation worked fine.Attachment 342542

    To rid the model of all the triangles you will need to use software such as GeoMagic or recreate the model in Solidworks. A new surface model can be created in Solidworks using the stp file, but it will require some 4 or 5 hours of work removing the rolled over edges to create the new boundary edges to redo the surface.

    If you need the neck separate, that can be done in Solidworks using the split feature with ease. If you like, I will do that for you, just provide the distance from the bottom of the neck to the split.

    Scott
    What Scott said. If you don't want a model with the geometry you have you need to recreate it.

    It is still a water tight solid. Set your filter in SW to select "solid bodies" and you'll see the whole model selected.

    I had no problems throwing a toolpath with MCAM, HSMworks, or BobCAM

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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    Thank you Scott and Warren, I could almost use the model as is, but it will be cut on a router and need tabs holding it in the wood block as shown on this test model I made.

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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    I am doing a guitar neck also, same tabs scheme

    You really need a surfaced solid model, the surfaces drive the cutters, those triangles don't "cut it"

    Do a proper 3-D cad model, then you can have flexibility to change contour on the neck.

    Model in parts , heel, neck contour, headstock, then blends start with basic taper from heel to nut

    About 3-5 hours of CAD work. easy stuff....
    Been doing this too long

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    Re: I need help making a digital scanned .igs part turned in to a solid .igs

    I can do this send P.Message or call 619-200-7203
    I am gettin billet necks ready for 2017 NAMM
    Been doing this too long

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