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Please Include STL files for each product...
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Please Include STL files for each product...

by Windfall on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:00 pm

I was not sure where to post this. Many of us on adafruit design our whatever we are making in cad... If The team would slowly start making STL renders for every product, that would speed up my design process tremendously... It may also eliminate many returns, because we could put It in CAD, and see if there are any reasons it wouldn't work... I (in fact) think, that from seeing Adafruit's videos, tutorials, and whatnot, that they already have many of their products drawn up. Please put them up on the product page and save me (and many others) the hassle....

Thank you,
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Re: Please Include STL files for each product...

by franklin97355 on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:34 pm

Since we don't use STL files in most of our manufacturing we don't create them. If users want to do that and post them to the forum we can include them in the documentation though.

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Re: Please Include STL files for each product...

by Windfall on Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:41 pm

I think that If you began gathering and people began making those files, it would help the design process

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Re: Please Include STL files for each product...

by kcl1s on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:11 pm

Good idea but STL would not be the best file type for me. You really can't do much with STL files in CAD programs like Fusion 360 or Design Spark Mechanical. The Ruis brothers are doing some Adafruit boards in .f3d format which is great or .step format works for a number of CAD programs.

My 2 cents
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Re: Please Include STL files for each product...

by Windfall on Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:17 pm

Yes.... You are right. I can just convert the files to STL when i need it

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Re: Please Include STL files for each product...

by jim_lee on Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:10 pm

You can find some user uploaded .stl files on the adafruit section of thingaverse. https://www.thingiverse.com/groups/adafruit

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Re: Please Include STL files for each product...

by Windfall on Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:37 am

Thanks for that.

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