.STL File Extension
File Type 1Stereolithography File
What is an STL file?
Design format used for stereolithography, a rapid prototyping technology used for producing three-dimensional parts; contains a 3D design used as a master model for creating numerous prototypes.
Stereolithography is an interchange file format. It is used to save CAD files in a standard format that can be read by multiple CAD applications.
File Type 2Certificate Trust List
.STL File Association 2
List of predefined items that have been signed by a trusted entity; may consist of a list of filenames or a list of certificates; each item in the list has been approved by the signing entity.
Certificate trust lists (CTLs) are used by Microsoft IIS to store trusted websites and other addresses that require a secure connection.
File Type 3SuperTux Level File
.STL File Association 3
Game file used by SuperTux, a 2D jump and run side scrolling game similar to Super Mario Bros.; saved in a plain text format and specifies the features of a level, such as enemy unit locations, positions of blocks, and the time limit; also includes a reference to the music and background image for the level.
STL files are stored in the /data/levels/ directory of the installation.
File Type 4Spruce Technologies Subtitle File
.STL File Association 4
Movie subtitles file used by video playback and authoring applications; stores the time each subtitle should be displayed; also specifies instructions for how to display subtitles; used for broadcasts, annotating video files, or for storing movie translations.
STL files contain commands, comments, and entries. Commands begin with the dollar sign ($) character and can specify fonts, colors, alignment, and other subtitle properties. Comments are delimited by "//" characters. Entries contain the actual subtitle timestamp and text. Here is an example entry:
00:00:11:13 , 00:00:11:42 , This is an example subtitle.
NOTE: STL subtitles are sometimes referred to as EBU subtitles, since the standard comes from the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).
File Type 5Fireworks Style Library
.STL File Association 5
Library of styles referenced by Macromedia (now Adobe) Fireworks; may be used to apply Stroke, Fill, Effect, and Text attributes to an object within an open Fireworks project; can be helpful for creating a uniform look across multiple objects.
Some styles are included with Fireworks, though additional styles may be added to the program. To add extra styles, click the small icon in the top right corner of the Styles panel in Fireworks and select "Import Styles." Then browse to an STL file and click OK to add the style library to your current collection.