Convert STL to SVG

STL, an abbreviation for stereolithography, is an interchangeable file format that represents 3-dimensional surface geometry. The file format finds its usage in several fields such as rapid prototyping, 3D printing, and computer-aided manufacturing. It represents a surface as a series of small triangles, known as facets, where each facet is described by a perpendicular direction and three points representing the vertices of the triangle.

Steps to convert STL to SVG in C#

GroupDocs.Conversion allows developers to convert the STL file to SVG format in an easy and intuitive way just using a few lines of code as described below:

  • Create an instance of Converter class and pass source STL file path as a constructor parameter. You may specify absolute or relative file path as per your requirements.
  • Create an instance of ImageConvertOptions class and set Format property to GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.ImageFileType.Svg.
  • Call Converter class Convert method and pass the filename for the converted SVG file and the ImageConvertOptions object from the previous step as parameters.
// Load the source STL file
using (var converter = new GroupDocs.Conversion.Converter("sample.stl"))
{
    // Set the convert options for SVG format
   var options = new ImageConvertOptions { Format = GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.ImageFileType.Svg };
    // Convert to SVG format
    converter.Convert("converted.svg", options);
}

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STL to SVG Live Demo

GroupDocs.Conversion for .NET provides an online STL to SVG converter, which allows you to try it for free and check conversion quality and accuracy.

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