Here we detail how to convert your F3D file to an STL file using the export options found within the Fusion 360 application. Currently our converters cannot convert directly from F3D to STL, however using the built-in export functions of Fusion 360 we can achieve the conversion.
Firstly, you will need to load your F3D file into Fusion 360 and select the export to FBX option. Once you have your file in the FBX format you can use our FBX to STL converter to complete the conversion process.
Here are 2 simple steps to convert your F3D to STL.
Use our FBX to STL converter to complete the conversion
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.
We aim to process all F3D 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 F3D 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 F3D 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 F3D 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.
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The F3D file format is a CAD format developed by Autodesk primarily for Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Printed Circuit Design (PCB) applications and is the native file format used by the Fusion 360 application. The format was introduced in 2013 and continues to be developed today.
The F3D format itself is proprietary and can be opened with the Fusion 360 application which is available for both commercial and home users.
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.