Hey, I'm probably not understanding something fully right, so a pointer would be helpful.
I'm basically trying to convert a DXF to STL, using BRL-CAD (because I can't find other tools to do it, at first glance, it's a bit of a mess).
I used: dxf-g input.dxf temp.g
which goes well.
Then I try g-stl -o output.stl temp.g
which fails because it seems to need an object? I don't actually know what kind of object it talks about though, and the conversion manual doesn't seem to elaborate on this.
Help would be appreciated. I'm sure it's a stupid question, but i'm nevertheless hoping for a nice answer. :)
It's wanting the name of the geometry object to export. The DXF file contained various object(s) so when you convert to a format such as STL that only supports one object, you have to specify which one you want to export.
More than likely, you'll want one of the top-level objects that you imported. You can get that list of object name(s) with the "tops" command: mged temp.g tops
Then re-run g-stl providing that object name: g-stl -o output.stl temp.g OBJECT
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