This is a small blog where I talk about tech, from servers to CNC. That is all.


I’m an occasional systems administrator who prefers self hosting over pay hosting or many ad driven services. I’m also a Java developer and engineer with a background in 3d design and an interest in 3d printing, lasers, etc. I also have no idea how to blog.


Converting STL to STEP

Catia is my CAD of choice for most things, mostly because it’s what I know best. It however doesn’t have great support for STL files. We’ll be using FreeCAD to convert them to STEP files which Catia supports well. First we want to open our STL file with FreeCAD.