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Converting DAE to STL

DAE (Digital Asset Exchange) is a file extension used by COLLADA (Collaborative Design Activity) as a standard for interoperability between various software that support interactive 3D applications. COLLADA is a freely available standard owned by Sony and by the non-profit association Khronos Group, and it was adopted by a large number of 3D application developers, including Alias, Criterion and Autodesk.

STL is the proprietary format for a computer-aided design (CAD) program developed by 3D Systems. STL is an acronym for Stereolitography, which is a type of technology used for creating prototypes or patterns through 3D printing. An STL file contains a surface representation of such a model, without detailed specifications of aspects such as colours. STL files can only be opened with a limited number of programs.

So, how to change DAE into STL?

The quick and simple way to handle your files is to get a quality piece of software, such as reaConverter. Although it is fast, this software is extremely efficient in managing a wide range of conversions. As you will soon realize, reaConverter will help you avoid spending countless hours trying to figure out how to convert DAEs. But at the same time, it will allow you to apply a wide range of editing options.

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Load DAE Files

Start reaConverter and load all the .dae files you intend to convert into .stl because, as opposed to most free online converters, reaConverter supports batch conversion. So you can save the time and energy you would lose with doing repetitive operations.

Select DAEs from a folder or by drag-and-dropping them directly into the reaConverter window.

Choose Output Folder

Go to the Saving options tab and decide where you want to save new .stl files. You can also spend a few more moments to apply additional editing to the images prepared for conversion.

Select STL as Output Format

Then pick the STL as output format. To help you do this, a series of buttons is conveniently placed at the bottom of the reaConverter window, so you can simply press on the one you need or click Plus button to add new options.

Then simply press the Start button and your conversion will begin in no time!

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Command-line interface

Advanced users can convert DAE to STL via command-line interface in manual or automated mode. You are welcome to contact our technical support when you have any questions about reaConverter.

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