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eexpss
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now the best is https://a360.autodesk.com, online viewer. It provide measure and sectional view.

I had tested meslib, glc-player, g3dviewer, gmsh. but not one fit my require.
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comprehensible
I find meshlab is a good all round STL viewer, it's very fast and powerful.

Otherwise you can download Meshmixer which is awesome too

and 123d design is awesome too, you should get all 3 if you are on pc they are all free fast and powerful.
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On 27. des. 2016 21:08, comprehensible wrote:
> I find meshlab is a good all round STL viewer, it's very fast and powerful.
>
> Otherwise you can download Meshmixer which is awesome too
>
> and 123d design is awesome too, you should get all 3 if you are on pc they
> are all free fast and powerful.

For a nice and simple STL viewer for Windows, there is STLView.
http://freestlview.com/

I have been using it for a while. Nothing flashy about it, but the
simplicity appeals to me. This one is no nonsense...

My next project might be to create a similar viewer, but add direct
support for AMF + make it cross platform to Linux. If I find the time...

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I tend to use Meshlab Basic. It has sectional views and plenty of measuring options, as well as general STL fixing, rotating and scaling.

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but I also want "measure" and "sectional view".
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For me in most cases kisslicer does a perfect job. It is not the fastest with very large stls, but it finds and points out meshing problems automatically.
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droftarts
Oops, I said 'Meshlab Basic', but what I meant to say was 'Netfabb Basic'. Netfabb https://www.netfabb.com/ (now owned by Autodesk) has been recently updated so you just download the Netfabb Pro version, and have a 30-day trial of the 'Pro' tools, before it reverts to the same Basic tools. This still includes measuring and sectioning stls. Unfortunately, the latest update is Windows only, they seem to have given up on the Mac version.

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For just a fast, smooth viewer, no edit capabilities...
http://www.freestlview.com/

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Oops, I said 'Meshlab Basic', but what I meant to say was 'Netfabb Basic'.
Netfabb https://www.netfabb.com/ (now owned by Autodesk) has been recently
updated so you just download the Netfabb Pro version, and have a 30-day
trial of the 'Pro' tools, before it reverts to the same Basic tools. This
still includes measuring and sectioning stls. Unfortunately, the latest
update is Windows only, they seem to have given up on the Mac version.

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cacb
On 02. jan. 2017 22:52, Alex Gibson wrote:
> For just a fast, smooth viewer, no edit capabilities...
> http://www.freestlview.com/

Indeed, that is nice viewer (I mentioned it before). I have been trying
to teach myself OpenGL to create something similar, only faster and with
built in AMF support, plus remembering some preferences. Still some way
to go, but getting there...

A screenshot (unfinished)
https://gyazo.com/41488a29f5db82d5ce9438ba1fec1cfb

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What I really want is something to do preview .stl's in the Windows (7) Explorer preview pane.
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I think there is a program that does that. I can't remember what it is called though and I don't have it on this machine.

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What I really want is something to do preview .stl's in the Windows (7)
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I finally found a program which shows STL's in the Windows 7 preview pane.
It can also be configured to be a STL viewer, ie double click to view.

The preview is static, the viewer has pan tilt & zoom (middle-drag, right_drag, scroll).
It's OK as a basic viewer.

But I really wanted the preview. Finally.

See this video for details.
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I'm hoping this isn't a violation. I followed the video to this link for the download:

Download msi file

The video presents an earlier or different version, while the download link connects to the correct download for the current version.

The STL association does not happen automatically and has to be performed from a different program in the folder created during the installation.

The default color for the STL thumbnails appears to be blue, and doesn't show details very well, but it's certainly superior to the previous "nothing" available on the 'net. The program also give an option to change color, but it didn't work for me and/or I have no patience with having to reboot to implement it. The button for restarting Explorer didn't change the color either. I can, I suppose, disassociate the connection, change the color then re-associate the program, once I have more patience.

Thanks for sending the info. Quite a positive development in the STL world.
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Neon22
repetier is a free slicer and shows stl files. also useful and the right
price
Specifically repetier_host
  - https://www.repetier.com/


On 7/31/2017 10:39 AM, fred_dot_u wrote:

> I'm hoping this isn't a violation. I followed the video to this link for the
> download:
>
> Download msi file
> <https://github.com/cabbagecreek/Marlin3DprinterTool/blob/master/Marlin3DprinterTool/InstallMarlin3DprinterTool/bin/Release/Marlin3DprinterTool.msi>
>
> The video presents an earlier or different version, while the download link
> connects to the correct download for the current version.
>
> The STL association does not happen automatically and has to be performed
> from a different program in the folder created during the installation.
>
> The default color for the STL thumbnails appears to be blue, and doesn't
> show details very well, but it's certainly superior to the previous
> "nothing" available on the 'net. The program also give an option to change
> color, but it didn't work for me and/or I have no patience with having to
> reboot to implement it. The button for restarting Explorer didn't change the
> color either. I can, I suppose, disassociate the connection, change the
> color then re-associate the program, once I have more patience.
>
> Thanks for sending the info. Quite a positive development in the STL world.
>
>
>
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fred_dot_u
The key aspect of this thread, in my opinion, is not the viewer, although it works quite well, it's that the program adjusts windows in such a manner as to display the STL image in the thumbnail in Windows Explorer/file manager.

If there's any other program out there with that capability, it has escaped the notice of many 3D printer enthusiasts (until now!)
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Exactly, like so:


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On Windows 7, I understand W10 has it built in.
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fred_dot_u
I suspect the W10 "built-in" aspect is due to W10 also having a 3D printer application available or installed at birth. Having now this feature for W7 is a time saver for me.
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