How large are 3D printing files?

For simple geometry (not a lot of curves), the file may only be a couple hundred kilobytes. For complex models, files sizes in the range of 1-5MB will produce good parts. For many geometries, files larger then 5MB are unnecessary and will often just result in more time to get your quote and parts back.

How do I check the size of a STL file?

Press N (or use View | Properties) until the Properties panel shows up. Select the “Length” checkbox in the “Edge Info” section of the Properties panel (see image below). Select the edge to measure by clicking on it with your right mouse button.

How do I measure 3D files?

Measure the 3D model: To measure the distance between two positions on the 3D model, click to set a start point. Then move the pointer to another location or an edge. To measure the circumference of a round shape, move the pointer to the edge of the shape so that a circle appears, and click once.

How do you measure an STL file online?

  1. Click inside the file drop area to upload a file or drag & drop a file.
  2. Your 3D file will be automatically rendered for you to view instantly.
  3. Pick two points inside the scene and you’ll get the length between them.

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