STL file format description
Many people share .stl files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .stl file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .stl files.
4 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.stl - Macromedia Fireworks Style Library
The STL data files are related to Macromedia Fireworks. STL file is a Macromedia Fireworks Style Library.
- Macromedia Fireworks
- Data files
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- Macromedia Fireworks Style Library related extensions:
.stl - StereoLithography Data
The STL document files are related to SolidView. STL file is a StereoLithography Data. STL is a file format native to the stereolithography CAD software created by 3D Systems.
.stl - EBU-STL Standard Subtitle File
The STL video files are related to Adobe Premiere Pro. STL file is an EBU-STL Standard Subtitle File. EBU STL is a standardized subtitle exchange format.
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Video files
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- EBU-STL Standard Subtitle File related extensions:
.stl - ZX Spectrum Stellar Bitmap
The STL graphic files are related to Recoil. STL file is a ZX Spectrum Stellar Bitmap. The ZX Spectrum is a home computer created by Sinclair Research Ltd in U.K. in 1982.
- Graphic files
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- ZX Spectrum Stellar Bitmap related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .stl file extension. Even harmful programs can create .stl files. Be especially cautious with .stl files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .stl file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .stl file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
tsl, stp, shl, ztl, wtl, tl, xtl, ctl, stm, sti, st, slt, sfl, etl, sto
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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