This want to be the first of a series of posts that will explain the operation that can be performed by stl-tools
The first, and the one which inspired me to write the software, is mirror
This was the first since I originally write stl-mirror (which later became stl-tools) to mirror a STL file generated from FREE!Ship without the necessity to use a full 3D CAD/CAM program.
stl-tools -i source_file.stl –axis=x|y|z [-o dest_file.stl] mirror
This operation mirror (what a surprise ;-) )the object given in the source_file along one of it’s axis (X, Y or Z), writing it to a new file, so also if something is wrong, the original is not lost.
If the -o parameter is omitted, the output file will be named output_[source_file].stl