Definition scope

  • Polygonal representations

STL import (read)

Both text and binary formats are supported.

The STL format describes a model with the help of individual triangles. Thus, it does not allow to transfer any precise geometry, product structure, meta-data and even connectivity information.

STL export (write)


Software vendors can use CAD Exchanger SDK to extend their C++, C# and Java applications to read, write, convert, visualize, analyze, triangulate or otherwise process STL files. For details about STL support by CAD Exchanger SDK please refer to the User’s Guide. For free evaluation of SDK please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..