I have imported a model as a prt. and reworked it in Creo Parametric, now I need to save it as an stl. so it can be 3D printed.But for some reason it's not actually saving as an stl. The model is solid and saves as a prt. easily but how do I get an stl. out of it?
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Have just noticed that when i try to save it as an .stl it comes up for a very brief second and then disappears.
So it looks as if it is trying to save but doesn't, any clues?
Are you using File> Save As> Save a Copy and then from the Type drop-down menu, select Stereolithography (*.stl)? If you are and it still is not working, it sounds like you may be trying to save the file to a location on your computer where you don't have write permissions.
I have tried to save to variuos locations including memory stick but to no avail. I have managed to save before no problem, this is a first!
Surface models will not allow saving as an STL so check the model has solid features and not just surfaces. A Mass Properties anlaysis will show whether it has volume and mass. Happy to connect to have a look if that would help.
yep its definitely solid, have just run the Mass properties,no probs.
just noticed that when I try to save as .stl in file/save as etc.only a small section of the model highlights greenyou can just see it under the arm!
that worked a treat, still getting used to all the little tricks on this fab software,
Thanks again very much appreciated.