Upload STL files to 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace with eDrawings 2020

Article by John Lee, CSWE updated December 24, 2019


In a previous article, we demonstrated how to access the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace from within SOLIDWORKS in order to get parts quoted for manufacture.  We can now use eDrawings Professional to get parts quoted using *.stl files.  STL (stereolithography) format is one of the most common and universal file formats for 3D printing.

  1. Load the *.stl model in eDrawings and click on the icon shown below.  If the button is available in a native eDrawings format file, it likely means that the STL information was included.  In that case, simply save as *.stl and open in eDrawings.

    Select button for Manufacture this model on 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace | Make

  2. You will be asked to log in to the 3DEXPERIENCE Marketplace using your 3DEXPERIENCE ID.  That will spawn this window:
  3. Choose Get a quote.  Please note that decals or visible cosmetic thread appearances can prevent this from working.  Try hiding them in the source model, or review SPR-567023 in the SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base for other options.
  4. Go through the guided steps to select part properties, manufacturing specifications, quantity and delivery, service provider
  5. Submit the request

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John Lee, CSWE

John Lee is inherently lazy in that he prefers to work smarter - not harder. A CSWE with fifteen years of experience using SOLIDWORKS and a background in mechanical design, John has used SOLIDWORKS in various industries requiring design for injection molding, sheet metal, weldments and structural steel.