How do I convert STL graphics to a solid model?

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Try this. Worked fine for me.

  1. Step 1:

    Start SolidWorks and click Open.

  2. Step 2:

    Change file type to STL.

  3. Step 3:

    Click Options.

  4. Step 4:

    Change import as to Solid body.

  5. Step 5:

    Select STL file and click Open.

  6. Step 6:

    And we have STL file converted into Solid Body.

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    Chris de Paula

    Thank you so much, very usefull!!!

    July 8th, 2018 19:46
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    Rajesh

    Great. So simple. Thank you it worked out for me.

    April 2nd, 2018 05:35
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    Ahmet Eneren

    What do I do if Solidworks(2013 version) doesn't let me change to solid body? It only accepts graphic body. Thanks in advance!

    February 5th, 2018 10:14
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    Ruairidh Irvine

    @Tim Ganstrom is there a way to get rid of the lines? Cheers.

    January 3rd, 2018 18:53
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    Reza Naderyan

    Thank you veeery much, you solve my problem.

    November 14th, 2017 19:22
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    Brandon Ching

    Is there a way I can import a mesh file(.stl) into Solidworks which has 1.8 million faces?

    October 30th, 2017 04:49
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    Tim Ganstrom

    @Pedram you get straight lines because an SLT is actually made up of millions of small straight lines which make facets. It is not a true 'CAD' format. It is more of a graphics sort of file type. (which just happens to be common for 3D printer slicing software programs to use.)

    June 22nd, 2017 23:58
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    Morag D.

    Thank You!!!

    June 15th, 2017 17:51
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    john stephen

    hi, thank you first, I followed the steps and an error came 'model exceeds dimensional limits'. Can you please guide to correct it? and that pop-up box won't close...!

    May 18th, 2017 16:10
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    luis aboal

    WOW THAT WAS EASY I BEEN TRYING TO CHANGE STL FILE FOR A LONG TIME THANK YOU

    May 16th, 2017 19:17
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    mehmet emin

    thanks a lot. It helped me

    April 11th, 2017 14:15
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    Jiri Ucik

    Thank You. It is simple.

    February 10th, 2017 21:17
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    Pedram Bazargan

    Thanks. It works but I don't know why it changes all curves to many straight lines. do you have any idea?

    February 3rd, 2017 11:20
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