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Posted · STL files are weird

When I convert my design files (DesignSpark) to STL files and bring them into Cura, they are very blocky. Is there something I can do to smooth them out or is this just the nature of STL files?

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Posted · STL files are weird

I haven't personally used DesignSpark but I assume it will have settings that decide how detailed the exported file should be. This is not a limitation with the STL-format as such but the export.

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Posted · STL files are weird

when doing a save as STL, choose the options button in the bottom of the screen.

then set the resolution higher, play with it a bit to find what you need for your model.

DSM-STLresolution.thumb.png.4d5b49410a1b6c112d5841bde3dc7cc7.png

DSM-STLresolution.thumb.png.4d5b49410a1b6c112d5841bde3dc7cc7.png

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Posted · STL files are weird

If what Arjan is talking about isn't what you are talking about then please provide a photo with what you mean by "blocky". I use DSM also and I like it. Mostly.

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when doing a save as STL, choose the options button in the bottom of the screen.

then set the resolution higher, play with it a bit to find what you need for your model.

DSM-STLresolution.thumb.png.4d5b49410a1b6c112d5841bde3dc7cc7.png

 

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