Hi all, just joined the forum (please be gentle ).
I finally got my GF Pro set up and running this past weekend (after multiple years of waiting, followed by DOA on arrival needing to be replaced – sigh). Still under warranty so I probably won’t be too adventurous in the near term, but it doesn’t hurt to learn more about it early on!
I’ve waded through most of the content at Scott’s GF-Hardware repo (all excellent stuff!), and I was wondering… does anyone have any 3D model files for (parts of) the GF in a format other than 3D-PDF? I use SolidWorks, and haven’t really found a way to convert from the 3D-PDF I found in the GH repo, or even extract the 3D “file” embedded in the PDF. I noticed that the object breakdown of the 3D node tree seems to be using (what looks like) SolidWorks terminology for the solid bodies in the assembly (e.g. CutExtrude43, Fillet1, Revolve1, etc), and that got me thinking that the models may already exist somewhere in another format.
I did some searching online, and couldn’t find much that would help with conversion:
- Photoshop’s 3D PDF opener said it couldn’t recognize the 3D format of the embedded content (I’m using CC 2019)
- Acrobat let me examine the 3D and even the node tree, but the only export options I could find were CSV and XML [I haven’t tried those yet]
- Blender doesn’t seem to have the capability either (or any plugins I was able to find)
In any case, it looks like there’s a lot of great content here, I’m looking forward to poking around the site!
EDIT: After some more searching I found the “Tetra4D Converter” that sounds like it would do the trick, however the price point is a bit steep (they do have a free trial, but that’s not really a lasting solution); also I don’t know to what extent the conversion would be “lossy” compared to the original files.
– Paul T.