Support for STL file format (Stereolithography) is built into ArchiCAD 17: you can directly save the ArchiCAD model as an STL file. An STL file carries only the surface geometry of a 3D model, divided into triangles, without any additional information (e.g. color, material).
You can also open or merge an STL file directly to ArchiCAD.
The format is usually used for rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and computer-aided manufacturing.
- Convert ArchiCAD projects to real physical models; present design intent to clients not familiar with computer models
- No need for any external model converter applications for creating STL files
- Industry-standard STL file format allows ArchiCAD users to transfer their models to the most common prototyping devices