Convert CAD Models

To use your model in ApertusVR you need to convert you parametric CAD model into a polygon mesh file or to one of the supported file formats (see below). To make this conversion you can use FreeCad software. FreeCAD is an open-source parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size. You can download it here: https://www.freecadweb.org/downloads.php.

After you have installed FreeCad you can import your model by clicking File ->Open and then choose your file from the directories or use File->Import. Click on "Export" in the File menu to export your model to another format. You can find the supported export and import formats here: https://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/Import_Export .

AprtusVR uses Open Asset Import Library (assimp) to import files. You can read about the supported file formats here: https://github.com/assimp/assimp .

With this method you can convert for example an unsupported .FCSTD file to a supported .OBJ file.

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