Importing objects from STL files

The format allows transferring volumetric models, represented using flat triangles. The files normally have an *.stl format. The system imports both, binary and text formats.

There are no limitations on the type of importable objects. Should there be problems with importing files in binary format, try importing via text format, for it is platform-independent.

Note: A model transferred via <STL> format is approximated by many triangles. Therefore, transmission without accuracy loss is only possible for some geometrical model types. To transfer models, it is a commonly held view that you set approximation accuracy, when exporting that is not less than the required machining tolerance, or, to use a more accurate format (e.g. <IGES>).

See also:

Geometrical objects import