Re: Creating STL files in SOLID WORKS

From: Advantage Prototype Systems (
Date: Fri Jul 27 2001 - 17:26:47 EEST


He should select 'options' in the 'save as' window, and see if the default refinement values are set to 'custom' and very high, or on 'fine'. Depending on model geometry and size, this could be set needlessly too fine.

Tom Husting
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: RP Solutions
  Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 8:30 AM
  Subject: Creating STL files in SOLID WORKS

  Hi List,

  I have a customer who is trying to generate STL files in Solidworks. He is producing STL files of typical RP type components but they are coming out at 60 MB! what is he doing wrong?

  Anyone have any ideas?

  As usual all comments/suggestions gratefully recieved.


  Oliver Cole
  Technical Director


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