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Importing STL files directly into AutoCAD - STLin.

A - answer You can use the freeware LISP 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.

Optionally, you can convert the imported model to a solid (solidify) - may be slow on larger models.

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

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