2d drawing from an stl or 3d object

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2d drawing from an stl or 3d object

lt72884
Hello All. I am new and not sure if libre cad will do what im looking for. I have tried freecad and it does not work either.

I have created an stl file in my 3d modler, since that is the ONLY file it will let me export as for the free sketchup edition.

I now want to make some working drawings of the stl. I was hoping to find a program that will import the stl, and let me create basic views from the file and basic dims. I tried freecad with the tech draw, but it does not work with meshes and trying to convert the mesh to a shape was damn near impossible.

can librecad import an stl and create 2d working drawings?

thansk. if not, any other ideas come to mind?
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Re: 2d drawing from an stl or 3d object

LordOfBikes
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No, sorry, but LibreCAD can't do that.
You can make 2D drawings from scratch and save as DXF.
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Re: 2d drawing from an stl or 3d object

R. van Twisk
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Depending of your STL you could create a projection using OpenSCAD:

https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual/3D_to_2D_Projection

This is often a technique (well not using OpenSCAD) in 3D packages to create 2D drawings,
you would still need to add your measurements yourself and it won't be parametric.



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Re: 2d drawing from an stl or 3d object

duncan.lithgow
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If you want to ask in https://community.osarch.org/ they're working on lot on ways of getting from 3d geometry to 2d drawings using FOSS projects
IRC: duncan-nz
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