SAM3D is a subset of SAM designed for visualization and manipulation of 3D data. Input data formats are STL (triangle based description of facetted elements) and CLI (2 1/2 D element description). It includes a slicer for the generation of 2 1/2 D elements consisting of a set of layers out of a triangle based element.

SAM3D Components

  • Lines3D:
    Basic elements for 3D line structures like polylines and loops

  • MeshSolid:
    Triangle based 3D element

  • LayerSolid:
    2 1/2 D element consisting of a group of layers with an additional Z-component

  • Slicer:
    Slicing of MeshSolid into a LayerSolid
    optionally closing of open layers if triangles have open edges

  • STL-IO:
    Import and export of ASCII and binary STL files

  • CLI-IO:
    Import and export of ASCII and binary CLI files

  • View3D:
    Display of the SCAPS 3D and 2 1/2 D entities
    Transformation of entities like scale, move and rotate

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