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Importing STL files directly into AutoCAD.

A - answer Yóu can use the freeware utility STLin for direct import of stereolithography (.STL) files with 3D mesh models into AutoCAD DWG drawings.

You can download STLin from www.cadstudio.cz/download, load it with APPLOAD and run by typing the STLIN command. Select your STL file and the application will read it as a mesh of 3DFACE entities. NOTE: only the text-based (ASCII, not binary) STL files are supported.

You can also use the STL2DWG service from the Converters section on CADforum, or the application Autodesk ReMake (open a STL and export it as a FBX for AutoCAD).

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See also:
Tip 10547:Why is my STL file imported into Inventor 10x smaller?
Tip 10537:Conversion of Mesh to T-Spline fails in Fusion360.
Tip 10303:Overview of CAD formats supported in Inventor 2016 (import/export).
Tip 10102:How to simplify a complex 3D mesh model?
Tip 9972:Create free 3D PDF output files from any CAD software.


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