Quote from Centaur on June 26, 2013, 12:18
Quote from thebigconsultant on June 26, 2013, 09:57
It would not perhaps been to hard to make a "Form 1" import option in the B9 Software??
It would be without access to the .form file specification...
Yes. Thats what I am saying.
Clearly you dont need any info on the .form file specification whatsoever.
All that is needed is to compare the file to an stl, and find out what data needs stripping.
Thus the only work in implementing an Import option in the B9 software is to import .form just like an STL and using the exact same and currently used routine, but to ignore selective streams of data. Say from byte zero to a fixed point, and/or any selective hexidecimal or series of hexidecimal characters that are not part of the STL specification.
Another way around it is to find the STL specification. Then hex the .form file, and find out whats non standard.
Either way. I am saying, that as a programming task, it might be rewarding to make an Import option for .form files. And this would be implemented by using the same routine for reading .STL's but automating the stripping of non STL data from the .form file.
I was about to suggest that someone write a small stand alone program or macro to convert the files automatically. But then it occurred to me that Mikes software is open-source, and so it could be added into the B9 official software as an Import option instead.
It is also possible to compare files in some hex editors I believe. This highlights data that is different and/or the same.