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View Export Settings for:

AutoCad Version 14+ thru Current

 

Once the part or assembly is created in 3D and is in positive space:

 

Type (at the command prompt):FACETRES

Set facetres Between 1-10 (10 being best)

Type (at the command prompt):STLOUT

Select the objects to be exported

Select: Y for Binary

CATIA

 

STL parts created as solids should be fine. If the part was created as volumes from surfaces may create problems. We recommend using the CATIA toolbox to analyze all STL’s once thay have been generated.

 

Select STL Command

Maximum Sag = .0003″ or .0125 mm

Select part(s) to be converted and Click YES

Select Export

Type filename and output the STL.

INVENTOR

 

Once the part or assembly is created in 3D

 

Select: Save Copy As

Select: STL

Select Options Menu: Set To High

Enter Filename

Save

IRONCAD

 

Parts must be created in 3D

 

Right Click

on the Part to be saved

 

Under Part Properties SelectRendering

Set Facet Surface Smoothing to:150

Select File: Export

Select: STL

MECHANICAL DESKTOP

 

AMSTLOUT @ Command Line

Angular Tolerance = 0

Aspect Ratio = 0

Surface Tolerance = .0005″ or .0125 mm

Vertex Spacing = 0

PRO/ENGINEER

 

FILE / EXPORT / MODEL

Choose STL

Chord Height: .0005″ or .0125 mm

Angle Control: .5

Click: APPLY

SDRC I-DEAS

 

FILE / EXPORT / RAPID PROTOTYPE / OK

Select the Part

Select: PROTOTYPE DEVICE / SLA500.dat / OK

Absolute Facet Deviation: .0004

Select Binary / OK

Rhino

 

Parts must be created in 3D

 

FILE / SAVE AS

Select File Type: STL

Enter a File Name and Save

Select Binary File

SolidDESIGNER

 

FILE / SAVE / STL

Set to: Binary

Select Part

Set Max Deviation Distance to:.001 mm

Select: OK

SOLIDEDGE

 

FILE / SAVE AS

Set Save as Type: STL then selectOptions

Set: Conversion Tolerance: .0005″ or .0125mm

Set Surface Plane to: 45.00(degrees)

Save

SOLIDWORKS

 

FILE / SAVE AS

SAVE AS TYPE / Select: STL

Select: Options

Deviation Tolerance: .0004″

Angle Tolerance: 7.75 deg

SAVE

UNIGRAPHICS

 

FILE / EXPORT / Rapid Prototyping

Choose Binary

Triangle Tolerance: .0005″ or .0125 mm

Adjacency Tolerance: 0.12

Click: APPLY

Set Auto Normal Gen to: ON

Set Normal Display to: OFF

Set Triangle Display to: ON