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Hi every one. I am new to your site. How do I make an ".STL" file?.

By Geoff on 19 Feb 16:59 4 answers 1699 views 3 comments

I have a 2D drawing (LibreCad) that I want to have a prototype made from, using "3D" online printing. The company say that they need a "CAD" .stl file. How do I do this. I should add that I have absolutely no experience of "Cad" programing. I have just downloaded "FreeCad".I do hope that I have used the right means for this question. Thank for your time with this.

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  • JP Johnston
    JP Johnston over 4 years ago

    I just looked it up. LibreCAD is an OpenSource 2D CAD. It can not make STL files from a 2D drawing.

    there is other OpenSource software if your computer is a mac or running Linux.

  • JP Johnston
    JP Johnston over 4 years ago

    As Hans said, Save As. There may also be an "Export File" Option in the File Menu...

  • Hans de Ridder
    Hans de Ridder over 4 years ago

    Most of the 3d Cad programma have to possibility to "save as"
    Choose .stl as format.

  • Stephen Nyberg
    Stephen Nyberg over 4 years ago

    I think if you have a 2D drawing or CAD file you will need to make a 3D model (or ask a GrabCADr) and then depending on the 3D modeling software do the "save as" option Hans was talking about to save it as an STL. The STL file format is 3D so you need 3D data for that which is not contained in a 2D drawing file.
    Upload your file to your profile and ask some one to help you 3D model it and I am sure you will get a model fast (if your part you are wanting is not too complex and your drawings/2D files are good) for free!

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