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software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:40 am
by Leonardo Meccia
Hello everyone, I saw that someone has managed to transform the file "form" built with the software "preform" from formlabs in stl.
can you explain step by step how to do it?
thanks!

software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 6:04 am
by perpetual_dreamer
Open the file with notepad, delete the lines that has form code, save and rename the file as an stl. I haven't done it myself, but you could open a regular stl file in notepad to see what parts are included, then change the form file to suit :)

software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:53 am
by b26354
The form file is a binary file so notepad won't work.

You need a hex editor and delete all the bytes before the "f" in "formlabs_stl" then save as STL.

software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:22 pm
by thebigconsultant
Sweet! ...

I have not used a Hex Editor since Windows XP 1st came out, and I activated it by changing parts of WinLogon.SYS

Used to be great on the old Atari ST for enhancing games. Lol

This is def one to try! :)

software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 4:40 am
by gavi
@b26354:
thanks, very cool, very useful. Your explanation works very well.

software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 2:34 am
by Leonardo Meccia
thanks b26354!!!!!! with your suggestions I made it!

Re: software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 2:32 am
by Stajor
Not working with new versions :(
Any ideas?
Thx!

Re: software preform: form file to stl

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 6:36 am
by bolsoncerrado
Im interested too! If i rename .form to .zip "something" unzips but seems unusable as well.