How to convert CAD file to STL file

How to convert files into STL

  1. File > Save As…
  2. Set type to STL(*.stl)
  3. Click Options…
    1. Output as: check Binary
    2. Unit: > Millimeters or Inches
    3. Resolution > Fine
    4. OK
  4. Enter Filename
  5. Save
  1. File > Export > STL
  2. Rapid Prototyping dialogue box will appear
  3. Output Type: Binary
    1. Binary STL files are much smaller than STL files saved in ASCII format
  4. Triangle Tolerance: 0.015 mm
    1. This is the maximum distance allowed between the surface of the original design and the tessellated surface of the STL triangle, and affects the smoothness of the model surface
  5. Adjacency Tolerance: 0.015 mm
    1. This determines if two adjacent surfaces “attach”. If the distance between the two surfaces is less than this setting, they are considered attached. This setting must be less than the printing resolution. For example, when printing models at a resolution of 30 micrometers (microns), the setting must be no more than 0.03 mm.
  6. Auto Normal Gen: Check box
  7. Normal Display: Check box
  8. Triangle Display: Check box
  9. Click OK
  10. Export Rapid Prototyping dialogue box will appear
  11. Name your file and click OK
  1. Select STL command (we recommend setting maximum segmentation to 0.015 mm)
  2. Select the model > Yes > Export
  1. File > Export > STL
  2. Enter Filename
  3. Select location
  4. Click button Export STL

Note: you can only export 3D solid objects to STL

  1. At the command prompt type “FACETRES”
  2. Set FACETRES to 10
  3. Type “STLOUT”
  4. Select the objects
  5. Enter Y or hit Enter for Create a binary STL file? [Yes/No]
  6. Enter Filename
  7. Save
  1. File/Application Menu > Export
  2. Select type StereoLitho *.stl
  3. Enter Filename
  4. Select Binary
  5. Save
  6. OK

You can export individual parts or whole assemblies.

  1. Manage tab > Update panel > Rebuild All
  2. File > Save as > Save Copy As
  3. Select STL
  4. Enter Filename
  5. Select Options
    1. Format > Binary
    2. Units > mm or inches
    3. Resolution > High
  6. Save
  1. Download the STL Exporter from Autodesk Labs
  2. Unzip and install using the installer for your version of Revit
  3. Load the 3D model and select a view
  4. External Tools > Export
  5. Adjust and scale your model using a STL viewer
  1. File > 3D print
  2. Uncheck the option to Send to 3D Print Utility.
  3. ok
  4. If the OK button becomes unselectable after unchecking the Send to 3D Print Utility option, the geometry has to be

selected again. To do this, click the mouse button on the geometry that you wish to export. The OK button will then appear.

  1. File > Export > Model
  2. Set type to STL
  3. Set chord height to 0. The field will be replaced by minimum acceptable value
  4. Set Angle Control to 1
  5. Click OK

Once you have optimized your part using the above steps, it is ready to export as an STL file.

  1. Download the 3D Print Exporter Plugin from ZBrush
  2. Select the ZPlugin menu
  3. Click 3D Print Exporter
  4. Define and scale your dimensions
  5. Select STL > STL Export
  6. Save
  1. File > Save As
  2. Set type to STL
  3. Click Options
    1. Set conversion Tolerance to 0.025 mm (0.001 in)
    2. Set Surface Plane Angle to 45.0°
    3. Select Binary
    4. OK
  4. Enter Filename
  5. Save
  1. File > Save As
  2. Select File Type as STL
  3. Select File Name > Save
  4. Select Binary
  5. Select Detail Controls from Mesh Options
  6. Max angle = 20, Max aspect ratio = 6, Min edge length = 0.0001
  7. Click OK
  8. Tip: Check your objects geometry and surface in the Object Properties tab to ensure object uniformity.