can blender turn an stl object into quads?

Desperately looking for a way to remesh stl files into quads only files. I was told that Blender can do this but after spending an evening trying, I get no results, just the message nothing done (no matching faces I guess). Perhaps none of the quads it could make would be planar is the issue. help… :slight_smile:

i haven’t worked with stl files, but if it’s triangles you want to convert, select faces and press shift-J…

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Triangles to Quads, select all and press Alt-J.

I think I remembered that STL format consisted of sepparate tris. So I’d select all and remove doubles before trying to convert… but I could be wrong.