Save a STL file from different software

If given the option, export your 3D model as an STL. Our online tools (the repair tool in particular) work most effectively with STL files. Here's a table that explains, step by step, how to export an STL file from a multitude of software.

AutoCad

1. Type (at the command prompt): FACETRES 2. Set facetres Between 1-10 (10 being best) 3. Type (at the command prompt): STLOUT 4. Select the objects to be exported 5. Select: Y for Binary

Catia

1. Select STL Command 2. Maximum Sag = .0003" or .0125 mm 3. Select part(s) to be converted and Click YES 4. Select Export 5. Type filename and output the STL

Inventor

1. Select: Save Copy As 2. Select: STL 3. Select Options Menu: Set To High 4. Enter Filename 5. Save

IronCAD

1. Right Click on the Part to be saved 2. Under Part Properties Select Rendering 3. Set Facet Surface Smoothing to: 150 4. Select File: Export 5. Select: STL

Mechanical Desktop

1. Amslout @ Command Line > 2. Angular Tolerance = 0 3. Aspect Ratio = 0 4. Surface Tolerance = .0005" or .0125 mm 5. Vertex Spacing = 0

ProEngineer

1. File / Export / Model 2. Choose STL 3. Chord Height: .0005" or .0125 mm 4. Angle Control: .5 5. Click: APPLY

Rhino

1. FILE / SAVE AS 2. Select File Type: STL 3. Enter a File Name and Save 4. Select Binary File

SolidEdge

1. FILE / SAVE AS 2. Set Save as Type: STL then select Options 3. Set: Conversion Tolerance: .0005" or .0125mm 4. Set Surface Plane to: 45.00 (degrees) 5. Save

SolidWorks

1. FILE / SAVE AS 2. SAVE AS TYPE / Select: STL 3. Select: Options 4. Deviation Tolerance: .0004" and Angle Tolerance: 7.75 deg 5. Save

Unigraphics

1. FILE / EXPORT / Rapid Prototyping 2. Triangle Tolerance: .0005" or .0125 mm 3. Adjacency Tolerance: 0.12 4. Click: APPLY 5. Set Auto Normal Gen to: ON, Normal Display to: OFF, Triangle Display to: ON