STL Files (*.stl)
Stereolithography is a three-dimensional printing process that makes
a solid object from a computer image. The process, also called rapid prototyping,
creates parts using a faceted mesh representation in STL files.
You can assign a unit of measure to a model for both import and export.
The STL translator imports STL files as SolidWorks part documents. You
have the option
to import STL files as graphical data, solids, or surfaces. When you import
STL files as graphical data, you can select the Import
texture information check box to import texture information if
this data exists.
SolidWorks assembly files that you export as STL files are
imported into SolidWorks as part documents.
The STL translator exports SolidWorks part and assembly documents as
STL files. Click:
Save As to access STL export
options and save the data in .stl
format. Optionally, click Try
Print3D in the Save As dialog
box to open the Print3D web portal linked to the SolidWorks software.
3D (Standard toolbar) to open the Print3D
Scan on the Task Pane SolidWorks
Resources tab to access the SolidWorks ScanTo3D