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Export Smoothed 3D

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Export Smoothed 3D

When the task is run, it will export the given drive3D file with Normal Smoothing enabled.

This task can run in two modes:

  • Preview Control

    Select the 3D Preview Control from the Preview Control Name property to export a smoothed 3D file of the current scene.

  • Source File

    Enter a path to a drive3D file in the Source File Path property to export a smoothed 3D file of an existing scene.

The Preview Control Name property will take priority over the Source File Path if both properties are set.


Property NameDescription
Preview Control NameThe name of the 3D Preview control.
Source File PathThe path to the drive3D file that will be imported.The path can be absolute or relative to the project file.
Target File PathThe path to save the exported Drive3D file to. The path can be absolute or relative to the specifications folder.
Smoothing ThresholdThe threshold in degrees to smooth normals between adjacent faces on the geometry. Should be a value between 0 to 180.
OverwriteTRUE to make the component overwrite the existing file (if one exists) regardless of the groups overwrite setting, FALSE to keep the existing file.

Using the Task in a Specification Macro

This task has different types of Outputs. For more information about Outputs see Specification Macros Task Node.


  • File Path

The path of the exported Drive3D file.

Status Outputs

This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.

The status output navigation is as follows:


  • The file was exported successfully.

Success with Warnings

  • N/A - should never get fulfilled.


  • General failure - Check the specification report for more details.