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Convert Your 3D Mesh/Model SCAD Files to PLY

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Our free and fast tool will convert most 3D mesh or SCAD (OpenSCAD) model files to a standard PLY (Stanford Triangle Format) 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 SCAD file click the Upload button above and select the file to convert. Once selected, the file will be converted to a PLY file and will ready for download shortly afterwards. For more information about the SCAD to PLY conversion process see the conversion information section below for more information.

How to Convert your SCAD to PLY Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your SCAD to PLY.

Upload a SCAD

Upload a SCAD

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

Download your PLY

Download your PLY

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

FAQ

What format is my PLY file saved as?

The PLY file generated by our tool will be in the binary little endian format.

How can I convert my SCAD file to PLY?

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

How long does it take to convert my SCAD to PLY?

We aim to process all SCAD to PLY 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 SCAD to PLY 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 SCAD to PLY on ImageToStl.com?

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

Can I convert SCAD to PLY on Windows, Linux, Android, iOS or Mac OS?

Yes! Our SCAD to PLY 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 SCAD to PLY

Extension: SCAD

Full Name: OpenSCAD

Type: CAD

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Binary

Extension: PLY

Full Name: Stanford Triangle Format

Type: 3D Model

Mime Type: application/octet-stream

Format: Text & Binary

Description

The OpenSCAD file format or SCAD is the native file format of the popular free CAD software OpenSCAD used for creating 3D CAD models. The SCAD software is still in active development with new features being added with each version.

SCAD files are text based files containing script which allows the designer to describe the CAD model programmatically. SCAD files are then compiled to produce the final 3D render.

Description

The PLY format is a 3D model format originally developed and released in 1994 with its primary use being to store three-dimensional data from 3D digital scanners. The format known as the Polygon File Format and also the Stanford Triangle Format can be either a binary or text based format.

The file format stores 3D geometric information such as vertices, faces, vertex normals, color and other custom data. The format is still in use with many PLY models available to download and PLY files can be loaded into most popular 3D applications such as Blender.

SCAD Notes

SCAD files when imported will be converted to 3D geometry comprising vertices and faces. If the SCAD file contains color information this will be converted where possible.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Mesh colors

PLY Notes

PLY files support per vertex color information. If your uploaded model contains color information our tool will attempt to save this in the PLY file at the end of the conversion process.

Supported Features

  • Mesh geometry
  • Vertex colors
  • Binary and Text versions supported when converting from PLY
  • Binary only version when converting to PLY