How to convert the file from STL to 3DXML?
To successfully convert the STL file to 3DXML, you should install one of the applications from the list. After installing the software, open the program and select the file you want to convert (file-name.STL). The next step is to select the target format from the list, in this case 3DXML (usually converters allow you to convert to several different formats, so check out their features - maybe one of the available formats will suit you more than 3DXML).
What is a file conversion?
A data conversion is normally an automated process to some extent. The effect of the operation of one program is automatically the input product of another application. If that does not happen we need to help the process a little bit and convert the file on our own, e.g. STL to 3DXML. To obtain a matched structure of the data, it is necessary to use an appropriate converter.
Program for converting STL files to 3DXML files is a kind of a "binary code translator" compensating for the differences in the code or translating it in such a way so that another application could use it. For us, as users, the visible change will be only another file extension. (After converting the file, it will be the extension 3DXML, while before this step we had the STL file). For the programs, the difference is on a much higher level – either the application will be able to open a new 3DXML file, or not.