Desktop application to view, explore and convert 3D CAD data across 30+ file formats.
Learn how to convert STL to CADMATIC 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.
CADMATIC is a leading developer of digital and intelligent 3D-based design, engineering and information management software solutions for the marine and plant industries. CADMATIC solutions (CADMATIC Marine and CADMATIC Plant) are used for all kinds of ship, offshore and process plant constructions, ranging from luxury yachts to the biggest cruise vessels and offshore platforms in the world, and from food and pharmaceutical projects to the biggest power, chemical, oil & gas and pulp & paper projects.
A CAD file is an output of a CAD software, containing key information about the designed object: its geometry and topology representation, 3D model hierarchy, metadata, and visual attributes depending on the format of the file.Read more
In the sixth part of the series, we cover the ubiquitous mesh format tying 3D and reality through 3D printing applicationsRead more
CAD Exchanger imports and tesselates FBX, glTF, OBJ, PLY, and STL files, making them ready for further optimization by RapidCompact.Read more