Wednesday, May 14, 2008

3D Printing using Revit - STL Export

For those of you looking at getting into 3D printing, Autodesk labs is now offering a tool to automate the export of a Revit model to a format read by 3D printers (STL). The tool that is being offered works with all the flavors of Revit (Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Revit MEP). Here is a short clip from their site:

"STL is a popular file format for stereolithography used for rapid prototyping and computer aided manufacturing. An STL file describes the surface geometry of a 3D object. "

You can download here: http://labs.autodesk.com/utilities/revit_stl

or visit the Autodesk labs site at: http://labs.autodesk.com/

1 comment:

Chris said...

3D modeling has made it possible for architect to produce 3D models and images of their drafts and plans. With new technologies companies can own their own 3d printer and produce 3d models right in their office, saving significant time and money