Imported Geometry

M-Star supports the following geometry formats for import:

  • *.stl : STL Mesh files

  • *.iges, *.igs : IGES Brep files

  • *.step, *.stp : STEP Brep files

When you create a new parent object that supports child geometry, you are typically prompted at that time to create geometry, with one of the options being that you may import your own geometry.

Tips on importing geometry

  • Be aware of object location in space. Sometimes imported geometry may have an unexpected origin. In general it is suggested to keep the object close to world 0,0,0 when importing the geometry.

  • Be aware of the scale of the imported geometry. STL mesh files do not contain any data about units, so you will be prompted at import time to specify what the units are.