Exports 3D solids and watertight meshes in a format that can be used for stereolithography (3D printing).
Accessing the Command
command bar: stlout
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select 3d solids or meshes to export: (Select one or more 3D solids and/or 3D meshes)
Select 3d solids or meshes to export: (Select more 3D entities, or else press Enter to continue)
Create binary STL file? <Yes>/No: (Press Y or N)
Displays a Save File dialog: Type a name for the file, and click the Save button.
Select 3d solids or meshes to export
Selects the 3D entities to be exported:
Create binary STL file?
Determines whether the output file is in binary or ASCII format:
Some software might expect the file in either format.
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
The MODELERPROPERTIES variable overrides Facetres to controlsmoothness by using different parameters, but I recommend you use FACETRES because it is simpler.
Export - Exports drawings in a variety of vector and raster formats.
-ModelerProperties - controls the various settings of the Acis modeler through the command bar.
ModelerProperties - controls the various settings of the Acis modeler through the Settings dialog box.