Here are 3 simple steps to create an STL file from a EMF file.
Click the "Upload a File" button and select a EMF to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.
Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to STL" button to convert your EMF to STL.
First click the "Upload..." button, select your EMF file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the EMF to STL conversion has completed, you can download your STL file straight away.
We aim to process all EMF to STL conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds but can be more for larger more complex files so please be patient.
We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features and improvements being added every week.
Yes, of course! We do not store the EMF file you submit to us. The resulting STL file, once created is deleted 15 minutes after upload and the download link will expire after this time.
Yes! Our EMF to STL tool will run on any system with a modern web browser. No specialist software is needed to run any of our conversion tools.
Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our EMF conversion tool please consider white-listing our site. When an Ad Blocker is enabled there are some conversion limits on some of our tools and processing/conversion times will be longer.
Our tool will save all STL files in binary format. Optionally, our tool will allow you to save to the non-standard color STL format.
The EMF file format is the successor to the legacy WMF image format capable of storing both two-dimensional raster and vector graphics. The WMF format was introduced by Microsoft in 1992 as part of the Windows 3 SDK and has evolved over time with new features until being replaced by the EMF format.
EMF files contain 32-bit data and are similar in nature to SVG files in that they can store both raster and vector image data. The format is used within versions of Microsoft Office and can be opened with a limited number of graphics applications.
The STL file format has its roots in the 1980's and is the native file format for 3D Systems stereolithography CAD software. The format defines a triangulated mesh with vertices and faces and is a popular format for sharing 3D printable model files.
There were several formats that attempted to extend the STL format namely SolidView and VisCAM whose formats included limited 15-bit color information for each mesh face which is often ignored by most modern 3D software. The STL format can be either Text or Binary, our tools will support both formats.
The standard STL file format does not support colored faces or vertices or texture information. The STL file generated by the tool will contain only raw mesh/triangle data by default which is perfect for 3D printing.
The tool also has an option to save the file to one of the non-standard formats that support colored faces such as VisCAM and SolidView which is perfect if you want to further process the STL in software which supports these formats.