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I use Ubuntu 12.10. What software can I install that can open Physible .stl files? And what are the differences between these softwares?

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Meshlab reads all kind of 3D meshes, also STL

sudo apt-get install meshlab
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Just a warning: meshlab is terrible for doing any per vertex or per surface rendering. I.e. you can't easily select faces and move them around. –  Catskul Jun 4 at 22:51

Blender is the best, just import the file.

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You could try OpenSCAD. It is free and is available for Ubuntu.

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but it couldn't open the .stl file i had.. –  AmirRazoR Jan 25 '13 at 12:32
    
That's strange. The site says it opens and create stl files. Are you sure you're file is not damaged in some way? –  Rodrigo Guedes Jan 25 '13 at 12:36
    
yes i am absolutely sure my file is fine. –  AmirRazoR Jan 25 '13 at 12:42
    
Very odd, my friend. I will make some research and return if I find a solution. –  Rodrigo Guedes Jan 25 '13 at 12:47
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It won't open .stl files indeed. –  Dr_Bunsen May 10 '13 at 7:40

From OpenSCAD's online User Manual

STL Import - http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/OpenSCAD_User_Manual/STL_Import

import_stl("filename.stl", convexity = <val>)
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