STLOUT command

Export 3D solids and watertight meshes.

BricsCAD Shape; BricsCAD Lite; BricsCAD Pro; BricsCAD Mechanical; BricsCAD BIM


Exports 3D solids and watertight meshes in a format that can be used for stereolithography (3D printing).


There are two methods to use STLOUT command:

  • Export 3D solids.
  • Export meshes.

Options within the command

Create binary STL file
Determines whether the output file is in binary or ASCII format.
Note: Binary STL file are more compact, while an ASCII text STL file is human-readable.
Select smoothness of object exported to STL file
Adjusts the quality of the exported entities.
Note: When exporting 3D solids to STL, curved faces become faceted. Use the FACETRES variable to determine the size of the facets:
  • Minimum: 0.01 for coarser curves but smaller file size.
  • Default: 0.5.
  • Maximum: 10 for very fine curves but larger file size.
Exports with FACETRES = 0.5.
Exports with FACETRES = 2.0.
Exports with FACETRES = 10.
The modeler properties from Settings are used.
Note: The modeler properties override FACETRES to control smoothness by using different parameters.