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STEP 2
CREATING AN STL FILE
The STL format contains a description of 3D bodies aided by triangular facets. These geometric values are needed to prepare the data for the construction process.

The quality of the STL file is important for further processing. To perform a quality check, download the free EasyViewStl software.

Most modern CAD programs can export the STL file format. In our FAQs, under Creating STL files in the CAD system > STL export from various CAD systems, you will find a list of programs with corresponding instructions on generating the best possible STL formats.

If you only have a 3D CAD model in STEP or IGES 3D format, you can download the free software Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Personal Edition. You can read the file formats into this software then export them as STL files.

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Overview

Step 1:  3D CAD model
Step 2:  STL file
Step 3:  CMB file
Step 4:  Place order

EasyViewStl
Comprehensive check and analysis of the STL files [download]

Creo Elements/Direct Modeling Personal Edition
As well as complete 3D modeling, STEP and IGES 3D files can be imported, changed and exported as STL files using this software.   [download]

can be found in our FAQs.

Please note that you have to be logged in with your fabberhouse account to read the help.