There are 8 other file types using
the STL file extension!

empty icon.stl - Stereolithography CAD data [common]

empty icon.stl - ClarisWorks data file

stl icon.stl - Micrografx Designer stylesheet file

empty icon.stl - EBU-standard open and teletext file

stl icon.stl - Adobe Fireworks style library file

empty icon.stl - SPEFO stellar spectra analysis file

empty icon.stl - Win2020 screen subtitle

empty icon.stl - ROSE Online file

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STL file - C++ standard template library

What is stl file? How to open stl files?

File type specification:

Source code and script file type icon Source code and script file type

The STL file extension is associated with the Microsoft Visual C++ an integrated development environment for apps developed in C/C++ programming language. The .stl file contains standard template library.

The default software associated to stl file type:

Visual C++ icon

Microsoft Corporation logoVisual C++  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
Microsoft Corporation

Visual C++ is integrated development environment for C and C++ programming language used to create Windows and .NET applications.

Help how to open:

This file type is not meant to be opened directly, there is no software that could open and work with it directly, or there is no information available in public sources about opening this file type. This is usually the case of some internal data files, caches, temporary files etc.

How to convert:

As far as we know, this .stl file type can't be converted to any other file format. This is usually the case of system, configuration, temporary, or data files containing data exclusive to only one software and used for its own purposes. Also some proprietary or closed file formats cannot be converted to more common file types in order to protect the intellectual property of the developer, which is for example the case of some DRM-protected multimedia files.

List of software applications associated to the .stl file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open stl file, edit stl file, convert stl file, view stl file, play stl file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is ableto perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting stl files.

  • Open stl file
  • Edit stl file
  • Create stl file

Software that open stl file - C++ standard template library

Programs supporting the exension stl on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about Visual C++ for open stl file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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