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What is the difference between STL and OBJ files and which one should I use?

STL is the de facto standard in consumer-grade 3D printing. It is a bare-bone format that describes the shape of the object by defining the coordinates of all the vertices of all triangles that a ...
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What is the difference between STL and OBJ files and which one should I use?

While the STL-format can only describe your object aproximatively by those well known triangles, OBJ-files can describe parts of your object parametrically by curves. This can lead to a higher ...
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How do I compress 3D files

3D files differ greatly in size and what they contain: STL STL Stereolithography files were invented by 3D Systems to store surfaces. Originally it used ASCII text to store information by naming ...
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How to I give my mesh object (STL/OBJ) a flat surface?

Associated with your other question, Meshmixer (and Fusion 360) will perform plane cuts. I feel that Meshmixer will accomplish easier the plane cut you seek, as one simply imports the model, selects ...
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How to change the orientation of an object inside the STL or OBJ file?

Many 3D editing programs exist that will accomplish your objective. Tinkercad will do this as well, using the rotate feature, followed by moving it to the build plane and exporting it as an STL as ...
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How do I compress 3D files

If a general-purpose compression tool using a good compression algorithm, such as 7zip or gzip (for linux and command line enthusiasts) is not providing good compression it is not likely that your ...
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