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command-line STL manipulation tools

Download stltools-1.2.tar.gz

Stltoolsis a set of command-line tools for manipulating STL files. These tools currently are:
Combines several STLs into one or more plates while trying to optimize for a minimal number of plates. While not terribly efficient, it requires far less effort than manual placement.
Split STLs that contain several independant parts into separate files. Great for splitting plates into individual pieces again.
Reads an STL file (on standard input) and outputs openscad-compatible warnings for small triangles and other potential problems.
Reads one or more STL files and produces openscad-files which when loaded into openscad will display the dimensions and locations of screw holes found in the STLs. This is particularly useful for when you want to design something that fits an existing part.

New in version 1.2

  • A few minor bugfixes
  • stllint can now be used to verify that there are no lint errors

New in version 1.1

  • A few minor bugfixes
  • support for round plates


Just type "make". Assuming everything went well you can optionally type "sudo make install" which will copy the binaries to /usr/local/bin

Problems? Questions? Suggestions? Send me an email.

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