Please also refer to our Pro/Engineer Solutions page and our "PTC Granite" suite of solids-based
CAD importers. The complete set of importers is listed here, and exporters listed here. CAD program compatibility is listed here.
This export converter writes out the 3d database to an ASCII formatted
'SLP Render File' which can be read by such programs as PTC's Pro/Engineer.
An object called 'test' containing a single red-colored triangle is written
to the SLP file as follows:
color 1 0 0
normal -0.142009 0.787792 -0.599347
normal -0.428189 0.118216 -0.895924
normal -0.141049 0.0691386 -0.987585
vertex 0.907193 -2.90889 0.550182
vertex 0.902064 -2.92802 0.550057
vertex 0.786019 -2.92854 0.601628
Dialog Box Options
The following information explains the various options on the dialog box:
Output Only 1 'Solid' Entity
If this option is enabled (checkmarked) then each object defined within
the database will be output as a separate object in the SLP file (enclosed within
its own 'solid' definition). If this option is disabled then all objects
within the database will be compressed into a single entity before being
output to the SLP file as a single 'solid' definition.
Reverse Orientation of Triangles
If this option is enabled (checkmarked) then the orientation of all
triangles will be reversed (this will effectively swap the orientation of
the triangles' geometric normals). This option will not flip the orientation
of the vertex normals.
Flip Vertex Normals
If this option is enabled (checkmarked) then the orientation of each vertex
normal will be reversed. You may need to enable this option if the SLP file
looks 'dark' in the final destination rendering program.
Line Terminator Type
This common option selects which line terminator is to be used for the ASCII
Files destined for DOS/PC machines should use CR/LF,
Files for UNIX machines should use LF, and
Files for Macintosh machines should use CR.
The default is specific to which machine this converter is presently
running on: CRLF for DOS/PC, LF for UNIX and CR for Macintosh. This option
normally does not have to be specified unless you will be using the exported
ASCII file on a different type of computer.