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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model PCD Files to STL

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or PCD (Point Cloud Library) model files to a standard STL (Standard Triangle Language) file that can then be edited further in most popular 3D editing packages such as Blender or 3D printed without any further processing.

To convert your PCD file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a STL file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the PCD to STL conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your PCD to STL Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your PCD to STL.

Upload a PCD

Upload a PCD

Click the "Upload a PCD File" button and select a PCD to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your STL

Download your STL

Click the download link once completed to receive your STL file.

FAQ

What STL formats can I convert to?

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.

How can I convert my PCD file to STL?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your PCD file to upload. Select any configuration options. When the PCD to STL conversion has completed, you can download your STL file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my PCD to STL?

We aim to process all PCD 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.

How accurate is the PCD to STL conversion?

We aim to create the most accurate conversions with our tools. Our tools are under constant development with new features being added every week.

Is it safe to convert my PCD to STL on ImageToStl.com?

Yes, of course! We do not store the PCD file you submit to us. The resulting STL file, once created is deleted 1 hour after upload and the download link will expire after this time.

Can I convert PCD to STL on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our PCD 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.

File format information for PCD to STL

Extension: PCD

Full Name: Point Cloud Library

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Binary

Extension: STL

Full Name: Standard Triangle Language

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/vnd.ms-pki.stl

Format: Text & Binary

Description

PCD files are a Point Cloud 3D format created to enable high speed loading and saving of Point Cloud data to either text-based format of a compressed binary format.

Description

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.

STL Notes

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.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Face colors via the VisCAM and SolidView formats
  • Binary and Text versions supported