Use Simulation to Save the Stock Model as an .STL File

Posted September 22, 2019 5:27 pm   Published by    BobCAD-CAM ">

Today’s topic explains how you can use simulation to save the stock model as an .STL file. This is particularly helpful to users that want to use the in-progress stock model for other machining features. There are two methods you can use when saving the stock model from a simulation. You can either manually save the current stock model or you can set the simulation to automatically save the stock model at each tool change. Let’s check out how it’s done.

Method 1: Manually Saving the Current Stock

At any time during the simulation, you can save the current stock model to an .STL file.
1. In the simulation window, click the Cutsim tab.
part in solid stock2. Click Save Stock to open the Save As dialog box.
3. Select the folder in which you want to save the file.

  • In the File Name box, type the name of the file.
    4. Click Save.

  • The .STL file of the stock model is now ready to use.

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    Method 2: Automatically Create Stock at Each Tool Change

    You can also set the simulation to automatically create an .STL file of the stock model at each tool change in the program.
    1. In the simulation window, click the Cutsim tab.
    2. Click Advanced Properties to open the Parameters dialog box.
    3. Click to select the Save Stock Geometry at Each Tool Change checkbox.
    4. Click to open the Save As dialog box.

  • Select the folder in which you want to save the files.
  • In the File Name box, type the name of the file.
  • Note: The software appends a number, starting with 0, to the end of the specified name for each tool change: stockname0, stockname1, stockname2.
    5. Click Save.
    6. In the Parameters dialog box, click OK.
    7. Run the simulation, and the files are automatically saved at each tool change.

  • When the simulation finishes, the .stl files of the stock model are ready to use.
    There you have it! Give either one of these methods a try and you will be saving your .STL with ease. Thank you for reading.

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