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STL vs OBJ [message #59099] Sun, 23 December 2012 03:04 UTC Go to next message
avatar Esoteric777  is currently offline Esoteric777
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Is there any advantage over either one? im just curious trying to get a better hang of what im doing.
Re: STL vs OBJ [message #59101 is a reply to message #59099 ] Sun, 23 December 2012 03:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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The only particular advantage is that STL format can be used directly in Netfabb Basic, which is very handy for checking and repairing models as well as adjusting the overall size and orientation.


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Re: STL vs OBJ [message #59109 is a reply to message #59101 ] Sun, 23 December 2012 07:53 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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thanks, i have heard some files are better at printing smoother
Re: STL vs OBJ [message #59116 is a reply to message #59101 ] Sun, 23 December 2012 10:24 UTC Go to previous message
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stonysmith wrote on Sun, 23 December 2012 03:40

The only particular advantage is that STL format can be used directly in Netfabb Basic, which is very handy for checking and repairing models as well as adjusting the overall size and orientation.


NetFabb Studio Basic can open and export .OBJ files, or better still open .OBJ and export as STL binary (see below)

The main advantage I find for STL files is that when saved as a STL binary the Shapeways maximum triangle limit of 1 million is reached with a filesize of around 50MB which is under the Shapeways upload limit of 64MB Smile

Paul



 
   
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