.stl to Certificate Trust List ??? wtf

Discussion in 'exocad' started by ICEcad, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

    Hi @||

    after some windows updates all my .stl are .ctl files...Certificate Trust List in Windows folder.
    so if i double click on them the exocad viewer is not starting...grrrrr.

    windows want to open them wind the internet explorer :(

    i tryed to tell win. it should open the files with exocad viewer but it does not work...

    Anyone with same problem ?

  2. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    A quick google search says it has something to do with ActiveX.
  3. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

    i forgot google <<<< :rolleyes: what did you google exactly ?
  4. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Do you have/use Microsoft Visual studio installed on your machine?
  5. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

  6. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

    no Microsoft Visual studio ! need to fix this later today......just dont feel right.
  7. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Never heard of this, but I think you have something cornfused......

    You have some 3d printer software on your PC?

    A .ctl is also an stl that has been "sliced" to prepare for 3d printing.

    ?? No longer in stl file-format.

    Certified Trust is still an stl.....not .ctl.

    You just need to choose the program exocad CADApp to open as default in Windows.

    If not working then......

    in older versions of exocad CADApp......right-click on background and choose settings or options.

    Check the boxes for auto-open stl and other CAD files.

    This is another way to try besides the Windows thing.

    Last edited: Mar 30, 2015
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  8. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    To find this in 5521 or 5541....you go to "Tools > Settings > Set Default program for file Types"

    It changed.....my bad!

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  9. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

    dont have a 3d printer.
    im running the 5164 build.

    yes i can tell windows to open them with exocad CADApp...

    i had the ExoViewer3D just to look at the final design etc. dont want to start the design software.
  10. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

    can only choose cadapp o more exoviever
    exoviewer.jpg stl_cadapp.jpg
  11. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson


    Did you read my post? ( no )

    Right-click on CADApp background.

    Select "View" > Settings > then cleck the box....

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  12. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson


    You good now?

    If you updated exocad....then now you have a different program to choose as default in Windows.

    Windows may be looking for an older version of exocad that is no longer in the same place, or is deleted.

    The icon may look the same, but the program is now different.

    Choosing this option in settings of exocad is a better way to pick the default program to open stl files.
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  13. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Follow my instructions please.

    Open CADApp.....right click on background....settings.....choose files to open with exocad.

    I cannot be any more specific! LOL


    You can still just look at any stl file using the exocad CADApp. Same/same.

    Not really necessary to use the 3d viewer. But, if you insist on that program.......
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  14. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    You can choose in 3d viewer what files to auto open, then exact same way as the DentalCADapp.


    Right click on background and choose settings, etc....

  15. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Just checked. Works the same as CADApp 5164. It threw an error message at me when I tried to make it the default to open .stl and .off since I have CADApp set to the default program to open those.
  16. DMC

    DMC Scott Hudson

    Yes, you cannot have conflict I guess.

    Only choose One, or the other.

    Maybe 3d viewer if you are only looking at files mostly.

    We have a different program all together that we open stl files with.

    Not exocad.
  17. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

  18. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

    when i do like you wrote me i get this up. same in the exoviever
  19. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    There is a software conflict. You can't have both programs set as default to open the same files.
    After closing the error message, reopen the settings and look at it. The .stl and .off are unselected from the list selection the rest are left unchanged.
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  20. ICEcad

    ICEcad Well-Known Member

    thanks guys !!!! its back to NORMAL !!!!!

    now i can view my .stl. out of the explorer by double clicking them and ExoViever opens normaly.
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