Free Online STL to DAE Converter

Please note: Your STL file, once uploaded to our server will be deleted 1 hour after upload so please download your converted STL file before this time.

How to Convert your STL to DAE Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your STL to DAE using our fast and free STL converter tool.

Upload your STL file

Upload your STL file

Click the "Upload a STL File" button, then select a STL to upload. The maximum file size is 100MB.

Download your DAE

Download your DAE

Click the download link to receive your DAE file.

File format information for STL and DAE

ExtensionSTL
Full NameStandard Triangle Language
Type3D Model
Mime Typeapplication/vnd.ms-pki.stl
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab, CAD Assistant, DAZ Studio

The STL file format has its roots in the 1980's and is the native file format for 3D Systems stereolithography CAD software. The format defines a triangulated mesh with vertices and faces and is a popular format for sharing 3D printable model files.

There were several formats that attempted to extend the STL format namely SolidView and VisCAM whose formats included limited 15-bit color information for each mesh face which is often ignored by most modern 3D software. The STL format can be either Text or Binary, our tools will support both formats.

STL Converter Capabilities

When converting 3D Model/Mesh files using our [ey] converter we will attempt to convert color materials into a suitable format for use in the converted file.

ExtensionDAE
Full NameCOLLADA - Collaborative Design Activity
Type3D Model
Mime Typetext/xml
FormatText
Opens WithBlender, MeshLab

The DAE format (also known as COLLADA) is a 3D file format used to describe 3D models, meshes and 3D worlds using a simple text based structure. The format was introduced in 2004 by Sony Computer Entertainment and is currently managed by the Khronos Group.

DAE files are a text/Xml based file format containing 3D geometric information used to describe 3D objects and meshes such as vertices, faces, animations, materials, camera/lighting elements and other related metadata. The format has widespread usage and support with applications such as Blender and MeshLab being able to read and write to the format.

DAE Converter Capabilities

When converting your STL to DAE our tool will attempt to accurately convert any color/material information.

Information for converting from STL to DAE

Your STL file will be converted to a DAE file using our unified 3D model and mesh conversion tool. Our STL 3D tool performs accurate conversions of 3D elements such as vertices, faces, normals and relevant material information. As both STL and DAE support color material information our tool will also attempt to convert the color information too.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I convert my STL file to DAE?

First click the "Upload..." button, select your STL file to upload. Your STL file will be uploaded to our servers. When the STL to DAE conversion has completed, you can download your DAE file straight away.

How long does it take to convert my STL to DAE?

We aim to process all STL to DAE conversions as quickly as possible, this usually takes around 5 seconds however this can be longer for certain files, so please be patient.

How accurate is the STL to DAE conversion?

We aim to provide the best conversion experience. Our tools are under constant review and development with new features being added every week.