How to Export an STL

Objective:

Learn how to export STL, OBJ, or PLY files. 

Procedure:

In order to export STL, OBJ, or PLY files, you will need a mesh since these are mesh formats. 

1. Convert your part to a Mesh. Common blocks for conversion are:

    • Mesh from Implicit Body
    • Mesh from CAD Body
    • Mesh from Voxel Grid

2. Optional: Refine the mesh using one or more of the following blocks:

    • Remesh Surface
    • Refine Mesh
    • Simplify by Amount
    • Simplify by Threshold
  • Find more tips on refining here

3. Export the Mesh

    • Add an Export Mesh block. This allows you to define units, file locations, and file type for a repeatable workflow.
  • OR 
    • Right-click the final mesh block and select Export for fast one-off exports

And that’s it! You’ve successfully exported a mesh file

Are you still having issues? Contact the support team, and we’ll be happy to help!

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