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STL export, naming & saving

steve_maiettasteve_maietta Member Posts: 54 PRO
Hey, Im wondering if there is a way to name and specify where to save STL files, made from parts?  ID love the be able to rename parts as I export them and specify a folder to save to.

Also, STL export settings, are they saved with the part file?




  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,470 PRO
    edited June 2015
    When I RMB click 'Export to STL' in part list, it will first open the setting dialog, then save as dialog; there I can set filename and location on my hd.
  • abefeldmanabefeldman Member Posts: 166 ✭✭✭
    edited June 2015
    @steve_maietta  - there isn't currently a way within Onshape to change the name of the STL file during export, but you can go in and change your browser settings to prompt you for a download location, which will allow you to change the file name at the same time.  Instructions can be found here for Chrome:  https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95574?hl=en

    By STL export settings do you mean the type, units, and resolution?  If so, we store your resolution setting, and default to the document units.
    Abe Feldman
    UX/PD/Community Support
  • 3dcad3dcad Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 2,470 PRO
    Abe, you are right - Onshape feels so native that sometimes I forget it runs in browser. I have ticked the box in settings to always ask the save location. 
  • steve_maiettasteve_maietta Member Posts: 54 PRO
    Allright, cool.  On the spot naming would be nice though!  Perhaps an option in the STL export settings popup.

  • christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
    @3dcad @abefeldman  Hello! Looks like this is an "old" topic! But it would be GREAT when you RMB on a part that the STL file (at least) gets the part's name and not the document's name!! e.g. I have multiple parts in a document that I am exporting to STLs.

  • christopher_owenschristopher_owens Member Posts: 235 ✭✭
    AH, I guess it gets the document's name AND the part's name...so that's not so bad!
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