The educational version doesnt allow files to be saved as STL's, so I cant 3D print my models at home. Has anyone found a way (another program) to convert solidworks parts files to STL or OBJ?
Opinions are appreciated!
Welcome to SolidWorks forums Ryan.
Not sure if macros works on Education edition but check this: Free Solidworks OBJ Exporter v2.0
You might also find this post helpful for your future reference.
How many parts do you have?
Post them here on the forum and someone here can convert them for you. Be sure to zip all the files into a single zip file.
Use the Advanced Editor link in the upper right of the dialog box to post files.
Thanks folks! I'll try the OBJ exporter with the educational version and report back.
Ryan Gerrish wrote: Hello, The educational version doesnt allow files to be saved as STL's,...
Ryan Gerrish wrote:
The educational version doesnt allow files to be saved as STL's,...
Yes it does.
Who told you that it doesn't?
When I click "Save As", Unlike the normal version, there is no option for STL.
Mind telling me how to do it?
Post screen shot of what you are seeing.
I am running student license and can save as stl.
Here is what I see when I try to choose a file type:
When I do this on the normal version at school, it shows STL as an option. I'm running Solidworks Student Design Kit 2013-2014.
JM you must be using the educator license version whereas Ryan is using a student design kit or student version and hence he can't do a save as STL.
Deepak Gupta wrote: JM you must be using the educator license version ...
Deepak Gupta wrote:
JM you must be using the educator license version ...
This is what I see when I check the license.
Sorry JM if I've offended you but I've not clue on the Student version capabilities. Looks like Student version can do STL whereas Student design kit can't. Thanks for letting me know.
there are a couple of SW student versions, the design kit...not translators and the student edition which is just like the educational all translators.
deisgn kits usally come with textbooks, student edition is form Novedge, JournyEd, and SW themselves.
The term Educactional means it is only available to schools not individuals.
SolidWorks Student Design Kit (SDK) is crafted for students and educators who have purchased selected textbooks and robotic kits or who participate in certain design competitions.
Click on the links below to access the information you will need for successful installation of your SolidWorks Student Design Kit (SDK) Software:
SolidWorks Eduction Product Installation Instructionshttp://www.solidworks.com/sw/docs/EDU_SW_EDU_Network_Installation_Instructions_2013_No_XP_ENG.pdfSolidworks Education Network Installation Instructions http://www.solidworks.com/sw/images/content/Education/2010_Student_Design_Kit_Installation_Instructions.pdfProduct Description
SolidWorks Eduction Product Installation Instructionshttp://www.solidworks.com/sw/docs/EDU_SW_EDU_Network_Installation_Instructions_2013_No_XP_ENG.pdf
Solidworks Education Network Installation Instructions http://www.solidworks.com/sw/images/content/Education/2010_Student_Design_Kit_Installation_Instructions.pdf
Looks like the OBJ Exporter posted above works!
Thanks for the help!
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