Transfer Files from Maxsurf

Discussion in 'Software' started by APP, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. APP
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    APP Junior Member

    Hi,

    A friend wants to send me a maxsurf file for a boat. Since I do not have Maxsurf, how can I open this file in Freeship? through Polycad, Archimedes? any idea?

    Thanks
    Best Regards
    APP
     
  2. zeroname
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    zeroname Naval Architect

    ask him to export the maxsurf files as IGES format and open it in Rhino, then export the file from rhino as VRML formal , then import this VRML file in Free!ship.
     
  3. APP
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    APP Junior Member

    Thanks. But Rhino is not free, unless the import/export functions work in the demo version. Do you know if this is possible?
    Regards
    APP
     
  4. zeroname
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    zeroname Naval Architect

    you may try their Trail version which allow 25 times saving of design work.
     
  5. bhnautika
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    APP I would try going through Polycad as it imports of both dxf and iges both are exports from maxsurf. I think Polycad is free.
     

  6. APP
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    I tried this: I imported the IGES file in Polycad then I saved it as *.geo and then imported *.geo in Freeship, which does not open it and it says "The file contains no BSpline surfaces". I am not a softw expert so I do not know how to further handle this situation. I shall try the demo Rhino way to see what happens.
    Thanks
    Regards
    APP
     
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