im currently making a model on solidoworks 2011 and would like to save it as an stl file but it isnt coming up when i click "save as type". i was just wondering why this isnt working? anybody got any clues?
for saving as stl you have an option box. in the option menu you have 2 choose: Binary & ASCII
change the out put as:
if it's Binary select ASCII and if it's ASCII opt Binary.
it's must work then.
If you could upload your cad model then i could check that.
It might be that you're running a limited version of SW?
Or I know that you can't stl a file if its not a solid body (i.e. a surface model), but I think it will still give you the stl option in the save as menu.
Isn't the .stl format part of the export option?
thanks for the help guys but its still not working, ill add a print screen to what i see in the save box
hmm. it look's that your solidworks is not full version or not installed correctly.
actually i did have some trouble when installing it and in the end i had to get someone else to do it because it was giving me so many problems. thanks for the help, i think this is probably what happened