1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 11, 2008 3:43 AM by Ricky Jordan

    stl files (for rapid prototyping)

    Dale Rosema
      Recently I tried to open and .stl file made in Pro-E with SW and the file opens, but you get an error if trying to resave. An SW .stl file was not able to be opened by Pro-E. Are the types of .stl files created by the two softwares that different? Has anyone else experience this?
        • stl files (for rapid prototyping)
          Ricky Jordan

          The only thing I can think of off hand is that ProE may require either an ASCII or Binary STL file when opening. When you save the STL in SolidWorks, click the Options button and you can set the STL to write as ASCII or Binary. This is really a shot in the dark as I haven't used ProE since 2001.

          Best Regards,