Mesh Export

    From FreeCAD Documentation

    Mesh Export.svg Mesh Export

    Menu location
    Meshes → Export mesh...
    Default shortcut
    Introduced in version
    See also
    Std Export, Import Export


    The Mesh Export command exports a mesh object to a mesh file format. Several file formats are supported.


    1. Select a single mesh object.
    2. There are several ways to invoke the command:
      • Press the Mesh Export.svg Mesh Export button.
      • Select the Meshes → Mesh Export.svg Export mesh... option from the menu.
      • Select the Mesh Export.svg Export mesh... option from the Tree view context menu or 3D view context menu.
    3. Select the correct file format in the dialog box.
    4. Enter a filename. If you have selected the All files (*.*) option in the previous step, and do not specify a file extension here, the .stl extension will be used.
    5. Press the Save button.



    • The last used file location is stored: Tools → Edit parameters... → BaseApp → Preferences → General → FileOpenSavePath.


    See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

    To export objects (including mesh objects) to a mesh file format use the export method of the Mesh module.

    import FreeCAD
    import Mesh
    doc = FreeCAD.ActiveDocument
    Mesh.export([doc.Cone, doc.Cylinder], 'D:/testfiles/mymodel.stl')