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Re: Question Importing Geometry from SolidWorks 2007 (via FastRad) (Bryan C. Callahan)
Date: 08 Jul, 2008
From: Bryan C. Callahan <Bryan C. Callahan>

I contacted Fastrad again to see if there was another format (other than STEP) that we could use as a means to maintain our material lists when importing to Fastrad. Here's their response:

> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:00 AM, jean-charles thomas <> wrote:
> In fact, there are not some 3D formats to manage the materials definition
> for the moment. (IGES or STEP)
> It's a real problem for the radiation data exchange.
> The only solution is to organizate your imported Step model in Fastrad to
> quickly set the materials.
> We following this method for our radiation analysis.
> Have a nice evening.
> The Fastrad Team.

At this point I think we'll just settle with reassigning all our materials. If I come up with a viable solution I'll be sure to let everyone know.

Take care,

Bryan C. Callahan
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (
University of Colorado (

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