STL editing for 3D printing


April 17, 2014

The Missing Link

The STL Prep for 3D Printing module prepares models for 3D printing efficiently and easily by offering a single solution that not only repairs problems, but also modifies STL and CAD files. This new module also extends SpaceClaim Engineer’s intuitive interface, speed, and ability to work with any major 3D format into the 3D printing world.

STL Prep for 3D Printing is an add-on module available for purchase with Service Pack 1 as of March 3, 2014.

Work with STL:

  • Analyze and Clean STL: Watertight & intersection analysis; generalized detection of holes, misaligned normals, co-incident triangles; repair STL for printing
  • Decimation/reduction
  • Cut & Combine parts (Boolean operations)
  • Edit STL directly

Shelling & Creating Connecting Features:

  • Shelling: Less printing costs, less shipping costs, faster print times
  • Creating Connecting Features: Make connecting pins or offsets to recombine the model after printing
  • Converting to solid: Thickening, deleting, splitting, and more

Other Benefits:

  • Save & export STL files
  • Import other faceted formats such as OBJ, cgr, AMF


Check out the 3D printing section of the videos page for additional info.