View Full Version : Modelling using STL files and ProEng

10-10-2002, 11:04 PM
Dear Phil,
Dear colleagues,
Good and long experience with STL files and ProEngineer
you can find in the Manufacturing Centre of the Cardiff University.
Using my name you can contact for example

Prof. Yuli Toshev, Ph.D., D.Sc.
President of the Bulgarian Society of Biomechanics
Head of Department "Biomechanics and Telemanipulators"
Institute of Mechanics and Biomechanics
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences,
Acad. G.Bonchev Str., block 4,
1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

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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