STL Exporter

STL Exporter

Autodesk, Inc.



The STL Exporter for use with Autodesk ® Revit ® is a proof-of-concept project designed to create an STL file from a 3D building information model, thereby enabling easier 3D printing. STL is a popular file format for stereolithography (3D Printing) used for rapid prototyping and computer aided manufacturing. In the building space, it is used by architects and engineers to build 3D models. This is an add-in for Revit products that provides the ability to export geometric data from Revit to ASCII and Binary STL files.

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About This Version

Version 2014.1.0, 4/12/2016

2014.1.0 and 2031.1.0

Support other units on export instead of just Feet


Initial release for Revit 2013 products

Customer Reviews

(8 reviews)


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  • Where's the Wall Sweeps
    Chad Smith | April 20, 2016 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Can't use this exporter as it doesn't export Wall Sweeps.

    Tao Yang (Publisher) | April 22, 2016

    Thanks for your comment. We've logged your request to be implemented in the near future. BTW, STL exporter for Revit is open source. You're welcome to contribute on this if you'd like to -

  • Walls are inconsistent
    Robert Cummings | February 25, 2015 Verified Download (What's this?)

    I have a maker bot fifth generation printer. I have been printing my buildings out for about a year now. However, I have to print the walls out very thin in order to make them smooth. Whenever I increase the wall thickness, the walls turn outVery poor. Maker bot's staff has been trying to figure out the problem. At this point, we think it is in the STL file as we are examining the G code and can see problems with the toolpath.whenever I have printed in walls, it is hit or miss with the quality.

  • Good Tool, but Needs Improvement
    Crawford Smith | July 10, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    This is a handy tool, and useful for simple geometries. However, it does not export wall sweeps and railings, which means exporting a detailed model can't be done directly. One workaround is to export an FBX model from Revit, open it in Blender, and then export the STL from there. This works just fine, but it would be great if these geometries could be exported directly with this tool.

  • Getting error
    Gintare Laurikietyte | April 15, 2014 Verified Download (What's this?)

    what do if it throws to me a message: there is no solid in this document

  • NIce, but needs a bit of work.
    Xavier Diaz | August 10, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Can anyone give me some feed back about how to save the file as a High Resolution STL file to improve the quality of the 3D print.

  • Underrated Categories
    Michal Hanuscak | May 26, 2013 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Dear Autodesk, after some time using your add-in I would STRONGLY suggest remaking the Export Categories folder tab to mimic all kind of filtration variations as in Revit. It is not just absolutely messy to work with, but also half functional to export the architectural model out. We need to switch off only Glass subcategory in Windows category or only Door Panels subcategory in Doors category etc. and NOT the whole windows at once or the whole doors at once! Hope you will catch the idea and try to bring us better product soon!

  • Nice, but...
    Peter Zuniga | September 21, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Thanks for this plug-in, but when are you going to develop one for exporting to VRML (.wrl)?

  • Johnny Liu | March 31, 2012 Verified Download (What's this?)

    Aha, pretty simple and easy to use. Nice tool!

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