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why cant i save my file as a stl?

By Matt Stinson on 24 May 20:12 4 answers 2881 views 3 comments

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?

4 answers

  • Ali Mahvan
    Ali Mahvan about 5 years ago

    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.

  • ed morley
    ed morley about 5 years ago

    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.

  • David Hothersall
    David Hothersall about 5 years ago

    Isn't the .stl format part of the export option?

  • Matt Stinson
    Matt Stinson about 5 years ago

    thanks for the help guys but its still not working, ill add a print screen to what i see in the save box

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