VTK Import for Solid Edge
|License:||Free to try|
|Last updated:||11 Mar. 2009|
|File size:||8.91 MB|
Publisher description for VTK Import for Solid Edge
VTK Import for Solid Edge is a Visualization Toolkit (.vtk) file import add-in for Solid Edge®. This add-in gives Solid Edge the ability to import geometric data from ASCII and Binary VTK files. VTK Import for Solid Edge reads polygon mesh data stored in VTK files and imports it into Solid Edge. A polygon mesh in a VTK file is comprised of a set of triangular or quad faces. VTK Import for Solid Edge creates trimmed planar surfaces for each triangle/quad and knits them together to create a body. If the polygon mesh is closed (i.e. it does not contain boundary edges) then VTK Import for Solid Edge will create a closed body feature, otherwise an open surface will be created. VTK Import for Solid Edge is very easy to use. Once installed, it automatically loads itself into Solid Edge and adds a new submenu called "VTK Import for Solid Edge" to the Solid Edge Add Ins menu. The 'VTK Import for Solid Edge' menu consists of the following commands: # Import - Import a VTK file # Help - Display the VTK Import for Solid Edge help file # Register - Register your copy of VTK Import for Solid Edge # About - Display the VTK Import for Solid Edge About box VTK Import for Solid Edge comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. The VTK File Format The Visualization ToolKit (VTK) is an open source, freely available software system for 3D computer graphics, image processing, and visualization used by thousands of researchers and developers around the world. VTK consists of a C++ class library, and several interpreted interface layers including Tcl/Tk, Java, and Python. The Toolkit stores geometric data in a file format known as VTK. Very few CAD applications have the ability to read and write VTK files.