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What is the best settings for exporting a product model (ie. Headphones) from Solidworks to OBJ so i can work with it in C4D?

 

Here is a screen shot of the export settings but i have no idea as to what the settings should be. Any help would be superhelpful.

 

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I've got my best results from getting an .igs or .stp file from engineering and then use a 3rd party translator. That way, if it's a complicated product, you keep things layered and broken up and you can do testing to dial it in yourself rather than relying on their export.

 

Moi 3D has worked well for me http://moi3d.com/

 

PunchCAD is pretty good too http://www.punchcad.com/.

 

Both are pretty affordable, I picked up a Moi 3D license and it was well worth it for translations.

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Don't even dream of using OBJ to transfer CAD models. The format is way too limited to get across anything usable bar the most simplistic hinge assemblies or whatever. As suggested already, MoI 3D is a good way of converting your STEP or IGES files to e.g. an LWO file with hierarchies and layers intact and much better control over tesselation. I also love the Power Translators for modo...

 

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