Avante Technology, LLC, developer of technology for 3D printers, released version 1.0 of its Emendo Automated STL File Repair software for MS Windows.
Designed to address the growing complexity of STL files created from various types of source applications, this “one button” application provides two completely different repair methods that can be combined to repair more complex files without the user needing to know anything about 3D mesh technology.
A growing number of users are combining 3D source material from multiple applications. These “hybrid” files often include errors resulting in the imperfect connecting of the various components. “Validating STL files is a key factor to improving the quality and number of successful 3D prints on any system” said Robert Zollo, President of Avante Technology. “Hobbyists, as well as designers and engineers, will benefit from repairing and validating their files before printing”.
Easy to Use
The software provides a simple, one button interface. A selected STL file is automatically analyzed for the seven types of problems that can occur in the STL mesh that describes the object’s surface. Errors are automatically displayed by type, number and location. A 360° viewer displays the location of errors by colour-coded markings on the surface of the object. Users can learn what to areas to improve in future designs.
Three Modes of Operation
Users have the option to use three different repair modes using different types and combinations of repair algorithms for a broader repair capability than what can be obtained from conventional repair software. These state-of-the-art algorithms are optimized to solve a variety of error scenarios that result from using a mix of source applications to create complex, hybrid 3D files.
Unlike using on-line repair services, the user gets immediate, accurate repair and feedback on the problems encountered with the design. If a partial repair occurs, the user simply selects the Repair button again, and the software will continue completing the repair.
Selectable Precision Levels
Users can save time without sacrificing quality by selecting from a range of precision levels. The Low Precision setting saves a great deal of time when the printed object does not require fine resolution, or where the precision level of the selected 3D printer is relatively low. The High precision setting offers the highest level of precision possible at the expense of longer repair time.
Version 1.0 runs under Windows 7 and 8.
Mac OS 10 versions and an SDK for commercial applications are also available.
Pricing and Availability
The software is available now on the following web store: proforma3dprinting.com
Pricing for an individual user is $79.95.
Multi-seat Commercial licenses are available upon request.
For commercial licensing and information about the Emendo SDK, please contact:
• North America & Japan: Robert Zollo at: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Europe: Ekkart Wegeleben, PDO Europe GmBH, Wiesbaden, Germany at:
For More Information
For product information please go to: www.avante-technology.com/emendo.