Wednesday, September 1, 2010

STL Exporter for Revit Family 2010

Recently, Autodesk announced that the Revit STL Exporter has been retired from Autodesk Labs -

This means that enough users have downloaded the utility over the past two years to give Autodesk enough confidence to ‘graduate’ the technology preview. The STL Exporter for Revit Family 2010 is now available on the Autodesk Labs Graduates web page -

I would love to hear from those Revit users out there who have downloaded the STL Exporter and used it for 3D Printing. Have you been successful? Or, do you prefer other data paths such as exporting a DWG Solid file and pushing that geometry through 3ds Max Design for ultimate export as a 3DS or VRML file for 3D Printing? Or maybe you are exporting FBX files? What’s working best out there?


  1. Hi Sir,

    I would like to know how to print the GIS model with the texture; the component may have a digital terrain, tree, corridor ... The model is created by the Autodesk Civil 3D 2010.


  2. Hello Eric,

    Given that Civil3D ships with AutoCAD, you can always use the STL exporter for geometry, then apply color and texture in ZEdit Pro. Another approach would be to export an FBX file directly to ZPrint or to 3dsMax where you can export the color/texture using VRML or 3DS format.

    It would be useful to check with your Autodesk reseller and see what they recommend.