Brandon Clark

My macro to Export to STL

Discussion created by Brandon Clark on Mar 19, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2019 by Alex Rich

I've been tweaking my macro for exporting as an STL for 3D printing for a while, and I just wanted to share it here:

 

' Macro to save the active part/assembly as an STL file

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' * The current configuration name is added on to the end of the file name

' * If there is a coordinate system titled "3DPrint", then it will output the STL in that orientation

' * It will copy the full path and file name to the clipboard for ease of opening in the slicing software

'  - Must have "Microsoft Forms 2.0 Object Library" (c:\windows\system32\FM20.dll) enabled in VBA "Tools" "References"

' * If a body or a surface is pre-selected, then only that will be exported. Otherwise, all bodies are exported.

 

Some help from:

ref: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/74865

ref: https://forum.solidworks.com/thread/200259

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