Convert OFF Files to STL

OFF to STL

OFF vs STL Comparison

Property OFF STL
Extensions .off .stl
Name Object File Format STereoLithography
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OFF to STL Conversion

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OFF Object File Format

A simple and flexible file format for 3D polygonal objects. It is a versatile tool for storing and transferring 3D geometric data. It has the following features:

  • ASCII Text Files: : The OFF files are text-based and use a simple syntax to store geometric data of 3D objects. The files can be easily edited and viewed with any text editor or viewer.
  • Polygonal Shapes: The OFF files can store 3D triangles, quads, and other generic polygonal shapes. Each shape is defined by a list of vertices and a list of faces.
  • OFF Converters: Autoconverter is our primary OFF file converter that can convert OFF files into other mesh file formats, such as STL, SKP, OBJ, PLY, etc. Autoshaper is another OFF file converter that can convert OFF files into smooth NURBS shapes, and save them into BREP, STEP, IGES, etc.
  • Limitations: The OFF files do not support the conversion of materials, textures, or group names from more sophisticated 3D file formats. These attributes are not stored in the OFF files and are lost during the conversion process.

STL STereoLithography File

A file format that was developed by 3D Systems, a global leader in the 3D printing industry. It is primarily used for storing 3D models and exclusively contains triangular mesh data. Some of the benefits and features of STL files are:

  • Simplicity: STL files are easy to create and read by many software applications and 3D printers, as they only contain the coordinates of the vertices and the normal vectors of the triangles.
  • Lack of Additional Information: STL files do not include information on face color, texture, transparency, and named groups. This means that all STL models are effectively colorless in their raw form.
  • STL Files Converter: While it is technically possible to assign RGB color values to individual vertices in an STL file, it’s important to note that not all software, including our Autoconverter, currently supports this extension.
  • Binary and ASCII STL Formats: STL files can be saved in either binary or ASCII text formats. The binary format is generally preferred due to its significant reduction in file size compared to the ASCII format.
  • Units of Measurement: The coordinates in STL files are always defined in millimeters. If necessary, our STL converter will perform the required units conversion.