Introduction to STL and Data Preparation for Interoperability with CAD

by Gagan Deep, Application Engineer, Materialise

Importing anatomical data into CAD or sending the data to a CNC milling machine requires the conversion of data in STL format to an analytical geometrical model. Watch recording to learn the basics of STL and how to prepare your geometry data for interoperability with CAD in Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite.


In this webinar, you will learn:

  • Introduction to STL 
  • The most common STL file errors that affect part printability 
  • How to optimize the quality of an STL file 
  • Create solid (C0-continuity) IGES files from your anatomical parts 
  • Export your anatomical parts for design in traditional CAD packages 
Gagan Deep, Materialise Application Engineer

Gagan Deep,
Materialise Application Engineer

Materialise medical device software may not be available in all markets because product availability is subject to the regulatory and/ or medical practices in individual markets. In countries where no regulatory registration is obtained of Mimics and/or 3-matic Medical, a research version is available. Please contact your Materialise representative if you have questions about the availability of Materialise medical device software in your area.


This content is intended for Health Care Professionals only.

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