January 14, 2014 08:53AM
It may not be the best place for this question but I have found something strange with Repetier and Netfabb.

I generate my STL in CAD (using Catia V5) and occasionnaly I rotate the parts using Repetier (my preference) or Netfabb.

After manipulating my parts in either of the above SW and exporting it back to STL I get considerably smaller files.

As an example an STL file which originally will have a size of 7.7MB (from Catia) now has a size of 1.4MB.

What is lost in the process? Would it affect the quality of the print if I slice a file manipulated in Repetier or Netfabb?
Re: RepetierHost
January 14, 2014 09:19AM
have you looked at the contents of the files? Maybe Catia's is text and the others binary? If so then maybe nothing is lost...

Re: RepetierHost
January 14, 2014 10:32AM
Yes, probably the difference between binary and ASCII STL files. See []

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