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Export 3D as STL

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Export 3D as STL

When the Export 3D as STL task is running, it will attempt to export the preview controls contents with the specified name to the specified target path.

If no preview control name has been specified, or the preview control name can't be resolved, then it will instead attempt to export the contents of the file at the specified source file path to the specified target path.


Property NameDescription
Preview Control NameName of the 3D Preview control.
Source File PathThe path to the 3D file that will be imported.The path can be absolute or relative to the specifications folder.
Target File PathThe path to save the exported STL file to. The path can be absolute or relative to the specifications folder.
ScaleThe export scale factor of the STL file.

This defaults to 1 when the Task is added.

OverwriteTRUE to make the component overwrite the existing file (if one exists) regardless of the groups overwrite setting, FALSE to keep the existing file.

By default, when exporting 3D as STL, DriveWorks will attempt to use the STL file name, to label the geometry name.


  • File Path

The path of the exported file.

Status Outputs

This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.

The status output navigation is as follows:


  • The file was exported successfully.

Success with Warnings

  • N/A - should never get fulfilled.


  • General failure - Check the specification report for more details.