Output 3D

This option is only active when the 3D option is chosen and OpenGL is deactivated. With this option, it is possible to store the 3d-model in some interesting formats for import into other packages (such as graphical editors and 3d-authoring software). By clicking the button, the following window is opened:

Output window

The models can be stored in three different formats that are briefly described below:

We remark that exporting to a DXF or a VRML model can take a considerable amount of time on larger models (e.g. 100,000 triangles or more). This is because the internal structure of a 3D-model differs considerably from the DXF or VRML specifications, and the translation routines are not optimized for speed. Also, you are not being notified when the translation and the export have finished.