OpenSTL Alternatives

    OpenSTL is described as 'A GUI-based STL (stereolithography) file viewer and editor. No installation needed. Support shaded/wireframe rendering and basic editings (translate/rotate)'. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenSTL for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iPhone. The best alternative is F3D, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenSTL are Magics (Paid), Free View Expert (Freemium), Viewshape (Free) and Netfabb (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Nov 27, 2020

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      F3D, a fast and minimalist 3D viewer.
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      • Windows
      Magics rapid prototyping software enables you to import a wide variety of CAD formats and to export STL files ready for rapid prototyping, tooling and manufacturing.


      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      Free View Expert is entry level tool targeted for viewing, verifying, dimensioning and communicating 3D geometry information.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Support for STL, OBJ, WRL & PLY formats Open files in widely used industry standard formats NVidia 3DVision Pro stereoscopic rendering support Use your NVidia Quadro graphics card with stereo-ready display or projector and Artec 3DViewer to get a fully-immersive 3D...
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    1. Netfabb is not just a viewer, it provides mesh edit, repair and analysis capabilities to everyone already being or aspiring to become part of this fantastic, growing, creative, high-tech industry called Additive Manufacturing, Rapid Prototyping or 3D Printing.


      • FreeOpen Source
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      Multi-platform Gcode and STL viewer for 3D printing.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      The STL Viewer is FREE software for visualisation of STL or OBJ meshes created in packages such as 3D Studio Max, MAYA and Z Brush, modeled in CAD systems or generated from 3D digitalization of physical objects.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      fstl is cross-platform and open-source. Precompiled binaries are available for Windows and Mac, and the only dependancy is Qt if you want to build it yourself.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Android
      A Free STL Viewer for Android and Windows.
      • Mac
      ’topeScope Base features: Read stl, dxf gts, nff, q3o, obj, off, ply, tri, uo Mesh coloring Copy image to clipboard Print image 'topeScope Plus additions: Write stl, dxf, obj, ply, uo Mesh information Mesh morphing Merge models Mesh repair: Uniquify...
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