[slicer-users] Finite element analysis from .stl ?

Sylvain Jaume sylvain at csail.mit.edu
Sat Feb 20 12:08:07 EST 2010

Hi Fred,

I'm forwarding your question to Professor Magnotta and Professor
Grosland, who have developed a Finite Element package interacting with



On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 10:26 AM, Fred <fredlouazel at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sylvain,
> I finally got a very nice 3D surface with the method you proposed to me. I
> export it as .stl file and open it in pro/e to make finite element analysis.
> I don't have the reverse engineer package so I have to fin another way to
> make finite element analysis.
> Is there a way to do finite element analysis from a .stl with open source
> software ?
> Actuelly, I am not capable to create a mesh in 3Dslicer with my laptop. If I
> was able, the exporting would  be .stl ? So I would have the same problem in
> pro/e ?
> From: Sylvain Jaume
> Sent: Saturday, February 06, 2010 4:50 PM
> To: Fred
> Cc: <slicer-users at bwh.harvard.edu>
> Subject: Re: [slicer-users] 3D Slicer capability ?
> Hello Fred,
> You might need to use the Extract Subvolume module by Andriy Fedorov to crop
> your data set before applying the Grayscale Model Maker. Alternatively you
> can segment your data set using the Editor module and apply the Model Maker
> module (see mesh icon in the right panel of the GUI of the Editor module).
> Best,
> Sylvain
> On Feb 6, 2010, at 4:23 PM, "Fred" <fredlouazel at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I my study, I have to open a DICOM data set of a shoulder. I have to extract
> and get a 3D model of the humerus and the scapula separetly. From now, I am
> ony able to get the entire 3D model of the sholder. Is it possible to make a
> model of one bone only ?
> Your help would be appreciated
> Fred
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