Free Online STL to XYZ 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 XYZ Online?

Here are 2 simple steps to convert your STL to XYZ 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 XYZ

Download your XYZ

Click the download link to receive your XYZ file.

File format information for STL and XYZ

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.

ExtensionXYZ
Full NamePoint Cloud
Type3D Model/Point Cloud
Mime Typetext/plain
FormatText
Opens WithMeshLab

The XYZ is a 3D file format used for representing 3D Point Clouds. The format contains only positional information (X, Y, Z coordinates) for the individual points. The format is often used for digital elevation modelling of terrain for later processing in 3D modelling applications.

As the format only contains positional information a common task is to convert this into a fully surfaced 3D model using methods such as Alpha Shapes or Delaunay Triangulation. The format can also be viewed without further processing in its raw format.

XYZ Converter Capabilities

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

Information for converting from STL to XYZ

Your STL file will be converted to a XYZ 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 XYZ 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 XYZ?

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

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

We aim to process all STL to XYZ 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 conversion to the XYZ 3D Point Cloud format?

Our STL conversion tool will extract only the vertex data from your STL file. This will then be used to create the final XYZ file.