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Learn how to convert STL to BREP with CAD Exchanger
STL (STereoLithography) is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software. This file format is supported by many other software packages; it is widely used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing and computer-aided manufacturing. STL files describe only the surface geometry of a three-dimensional object without any representation of color, texture or other common CAD model attributes. The STL format specifies both ASCII and binary representations. Binary files are more common, since they are more compact.
A Brep file is a 3D model stored in the boundary representation (also known as B-rep). The Brep format is a part of Open CASCADE Technology (OCCT).
The Brep structure is made up of two major components:
It comprises three-dimensional data such as vertices, edges, wires, faces, shells, solids, compounds, edge and face triangulations, polylines on triangulations, space location, and orientation.
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