New 3MF example code available for Polygonica

June 15, 2022

Polygonica’s Beam Lattice extension clipped with a cube (Courtesy MachineWorks)
Polygonica’s Beam Lattice extension clipped with a cube (Courtesy MachineWorks)

MachineWorks Ltd, based in Sheffield, England, UK, has announced the availability of example source code supporting data transfer of 3MF files with its Polygonica software.

Whilst most users exchange data between Polygonica and the host application using direct memory API calls, there are occasions where file transfer directly into, or from, the Polygonica libraries is necessary or convenient. The Polygonica libraries provide APIs to support direct serialisation to and from STL, and also to and from the proprietary .pgs format, which is a quick way to archive in-session data or transfer data between microservices on a scalable cloud back-end.

Due to Polygonica’s broad usage in Additive Manufacturing software, there have been many requests for direct support of the 3MF format. Accordingly, the Consulting Engineering at MachineWorks team has developed a bridge between 3MF and Polygonica, which is available to customers and evaluees in unsupported source code. The bridge covers most of the core 3MF ****specifications and the Beam Lattice extension and was based on open-source lib3MF libraries.

Those interested in the code can request it via a Polygonica representative, the contact form on the Polygonica site, or via the Polygonica LinkedIn.

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