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Next generation STL file format

Posted by Traumflug 
Next generation STL file format
June 19, 2010 02:35AM
Hello all,

we all know the STL file format has it's shortcomings (no color, no material, only flat triangles, ...). At Cornell University they're working on a successor of this format: [ccsl.mae.cornell.edu] . To be in fashion, they took XML ;-) For the rest, they have quite a few nice features integrated, even with future changes in mind. Best of the spec is: it fits into three to four pages.

Discussion of this format is open here: [groups.google.com] Even if the format spec. mentions a few big names, RepRappers shouldn't stay in distance, IMHO.


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Re: Next generation STL file format
May 25, 2012 05:18PM
Personally why not expand on XAML format? It will do color and is already a save option in most 3D commercial CAD packages. It also has the advantage of being able to easily integrate into web documents!
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