OS: Windows 10
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit
Version: 0.16.6712 (Git)
Build type: Release
Python version: 2.7.8
Qt version: 4.8.7
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 6.8.0.oce-0.17
I am trying to create a solid file from an STL file. This beauty: https://www.myminifactory.com/object/3d ... unes-91847
Using this workaround: https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Import_from_STL_or_OBJ
The downloaded STL file is 30mb.
I did the repairs and closed some holes. Went ok.
Then I created a shape from the repaired mesh. Went ok. Created a shape of almost 250mb
Two different pc's (one using V0.16, specs shown above and one using the latest version, specs unknown because pc is not nearby) are now sweating for almost two days to refine this immense peace of CAD. Unfortunately it is impossible to see if there is any progress or not...
And if one pc gets the job done, there is still the need to get this refinement to a solid part
I definately need this final solid to blow it up to a larger physical size (±3m high). Then I have to chop it up in slices and bring it to the real world. This is done by projecting each slice to a styrofoam slice and cut it out. Finally glue all slices together and create the sculpture.
The reddish sphere in the picture below would be the final Yosemite Sam shape made out of styrofoam and wood. Could be a nice user showcase
1. Is this file too large to do what I want to do (from stl to solid)?
2. Maybe another workaround possible (maybe even without using the brilliant FreeCAD possibilities)?