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Tech tips, tutorials, and best practices for STL from the Javelin technical team

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How to edit STL files in SOLIDWORKS

Learn how to edit STL files in SOLIDWORKS. In this example, we will edit a gear to make its center hole a tighter fit on a motor.

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3D Printing File Formats

Understanding 3D Printing File Formats

STLs, OBJs, CMBs, Oh My! With so much file extension alphabet soup going on, it is hard to know what-is-what and when-to-use-which when…

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Optimize 3D Printing from SOLIDWORKS with Print3D

Optimizing part designs for 3D printing production relies heavily on using the right tools. SOLIDWORKS has taken the initiative to…

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SOLIDWORKS 3D Print

How to 3D Print from SOLIDWORKS with the Print3D Tool

As 3D printing becomes more common in the workplace, users are turning to SOLIDWORKS to better understand their designs in the context…

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SOLIDWORKS STL in GrabCAD Print

3 Reasons for Using SOLIDWORKS SLDPRT Files Instead of STL for 3D Printing

When you first put an STL file next to an SLDPRT file in GrabCAD Print, you might have noticed it…

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SOLIDWORKS Decimate Mesh Tool

Reduce Mesh Body Complexity with the SOLIDWORKS 2020 Decimate Mesh Tool

New in the 2020 release of SOLIDWORKS comes even more capability to work with imported mesh files! As is often…

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Pictured above the control panel for STL conversion in SOLIDWORKS.

How to convert CAD to STL for 3D Printing

How CAD files are exported to STL is an important process for accurate building of parts. The step by step…

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Choosing the right Stratasys 3D Printer Slicer Tool

Stratasys 3D Printer Slicer Tools: GrabCAD Print vs. Insight GrabCAD Print and Insight are both specifically tailored for Stratasys 3D…

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Working with Mesh data in SOLIDWORKS 2018

Anyone who has needed to work with mesh data knows how much of a pain it is to get anything…

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Creating a Surface from a Mesh Feature in SOLIDWORKS 2018

When a *.stl or *.obj file is imported into SOLIDWORKS, the 3D model opens in a tessellated or meshed form….

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SOLIDWORKS Print 3D Tool

If you are thinking about 3D Printing and wondering which 3D design platform to use then look no further — SOLIDWORKS is…

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SOLIDWORKS Import Mesh File

SOLIDWORKS 2017 provides direct import of 3D Scanned Data

If you work with 3D scanned data on a regular basis, we are certain that the ability to directly import…

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SOLIDWORKS 3D Printing

Can you use SOLIDWORKS for 3D Printing?

The short answer to this question is yes, you can use SOLIDWORKS for 3D Printing. With SOLIDWORKS you are able to…

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How to Export from SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer to SOLIDWORKS

I recently experienced SOLIDWORKS Industrial Designer (SWID) at SOLIDWORKS World 2016 and needless to say I was excited. When I…

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STL Imports in SOLIDWORKS 2016 means that Bigger is Better!

Not everything that is bigger, is necessarily better – however we can now open larger and more complex STL imports in SOLIDWORKS 2016…

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