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Convert your PDF file to STL

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Use our free and fast online tool to convert your PDF (Portable Document Format) image or logo into 3D STL (Standard Triangle Language) mesh/model files suitable for printing with a 3D printer or for loading into your favourite 3D editing package.

How to Convert your PDF to STL Online?

Here are 3 simple steps to create an STL file from a PDF file.

Upload a PDF

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

Select your Options

Set the dimensions and other options and click the "Convert to STL" button to convert your PDF to 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 PDF file to STL?

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

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

We aim to process all PDF 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 PDF to STL conversion?

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.

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

Yes, of course! We do not store the PDF 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.

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

Yes! Our PDF 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.

What if I am using an Ad Blocker, will that affect things?

Yes. Although you can use an Ad Blocker, if you like our PDF 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.

File format information for PDF to STL

ExtensionPDF
Full NamePortable Document Format
TypeDocument
Mime Typeapplication/pdf
FormatBinary

Description

The PDF format is a widely used document format containing text, images and other 2D content in a read-only format. The format was introduced in 1992 by Adobe as a royalty free format and is largely based on the earlier Post Script file format with some of its scripting features later removed.

PDF files can contain rasterized images and vector graphics which can optionally be compressed and ecrypted for sucure transmission. The format has evolved over the years to include features such as layers, metadata, accessibility features and interactive forms.

ExtensionSTL
Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText & Binary
Open WithBlender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

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

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