View Full Version : Importing STL and IGES into Pro/E

Phil Huang
10-10-2002, 12:31 AM
Hi all

I'm a M-Phil student at Cambridge working on the biomechanics of the elbow
and I am looking to import CT-Scans of the Humerus, Ulna and Radius into

I have completed the scans and am awaiting a license for the trial version of mimics to
convert the DICOM files to STL format or IGES.

I am running Pro/Engineer 2001 and my aim is to import these bones into
Pro/E and then Pro/M (motions/integrated mode) to detect misfit and clashes
in the joint.

I am having problems importing STL and IGES files into Pro/E. I have tried
importing basic IGES files into PRO/E for practice but cannot redefine the
features to create a protrusion using quilt. The Use Quilt option is blanked
out for some reason and therefore the iges file remains a surface rather
than a solid.

STL files won't even load into my version of Pro/E. It comes up with an
Prompt for a name for the STL part and then an error message comes up saying
"Could not Read STL file." I am wondering if I am missing a compiler or

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your Time

Best Regards


Philip Huang
Selwyn College, Grange Road

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