Long story short, I have to make it so that a mesh I’ve created can be printed, and the person has specified that they need an .STP file. All of this was at the last moment as it started out as just an illustration.
I… don’t know how to accomplish that. Now, I took a crash course in Blender 3D print readiness, non-manifold edges, and symmetry and boolean unions, so I at least figured out the modeling bit. Halfway done with that!
But now for the file type part…I’ve look all over the internet for a solution. I tried to do everything in my power to find a solution:
- I downloaded a trial of AutoCad but I can figure out how to import a mesh into it from Blender. Nothing is working.
- I tried an online converter, but I can’t make AutoCad function in anyway with any file type (including dwt, dmg…) so…
- I tried to import an stl file, but no go.
I am new to this 3D printing game, and I am totally at a loss as to what I can do. I guess I could go get some ice cream instead, but that’s not good form.