STL vs OBJ

Discussion in 'Software and Applications' started by Esoteric777, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Esoteric777
    Esoteric777 New Member
    Is there any advantage over either one? im just curious trying to get a better hang of what im doing.
     
  2. stonysmith
    stonysmith Well-Known Member Moderator
    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.
     
  3. Esoteric777
    Esoteric777 New Member
    thanks, i have heard some files are better at printing smoother
     
  4. stop4stuff
    stop4stuff Well-Known Member
    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 :)

    Paul
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