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Re: software for slicing 3D models

Post by Gene Uselman » Fri Aug 26, 2016 7:53 am

Autodesk 123 Make will do what you want to do- very potent free software. Gene

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Re: software for slicing 3D models

Post by Simon Morris » Mon Sep 05, 2016 1:40 pm

Depends what your model file is.

Openscad can load stl files and generate a dxf from a cutting plane.
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Re: software for slicing 3D models

Post by fred ungewitter » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:20 pm

A number of free 3d modeling packages are free, with varying degrees of quality. Even though they are engineered for 3d printers, it's a simple matter to set, say, a layer height of 3mm and export the individual layers as SVG files.
Slic3r http://manual.slic3r.org/advanced/svg-output is one of them, and it's free. I had hoped that Craftware supported SVG exports, but could not find a confirmation to that effect.
The non-free program Simplify3D also provides for export, but it's not quite inexpensive.

I did a quick search using the terms, "free software for DLP" and "free software for SLA" and came up with a number of results of partial applicability. The "under development" stuff is not necessarily going to work well, of course, but Slic3r was in the list.
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Re: software for slicing 3D models

Post by Gene Uselman » Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:38 am

I will move this to the FAQ forum and make an Open source software topic. Thanks Gene

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Re: software for slicing 3D models

Post by Daniel Brown » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:28 am

astral wrote:
fred_dot_u wrote:A number of free 3d modeling packages are free, with varying degrees of quality. Even though they are engineered for 3d printers, it's a simple matter to set, say, a layer height of 3mm and export the individual layers as SVG files.
Slic3r http://manual.slic3r.org/advanced/svg-output is one of them, and it's free. I had hoped that Craftware supported SVG exports, but could not find a confirmation to that effect.
The non-free program Simplify3D also provides for export, but it's not quite inexpensive.

I did a quick search using the terms, "free software for DLP" and "free software for SLA" and came up with a number of results of partial applicability. The "under development" stuff is not necessarily going to work well, of course, but Slic3r was in the list.
I have Simplify3D and had no idea this was a feature. Thanks!
Have you found it in there? I did a quick look just then but didn't see how to get it from S3D.

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Re: software for slicing 3D models

Post by fred ungewitter » Thu Sep 29, 2016 11:38 am

dbrowny wrote:
astral wrote:
I have Simplify3D and had no idea this was a feature. Thanks!
Have you found it in there? I did a quick look just then but didn't see how to get it from S3D.
It would appear that I am in error regarding Simplify3D. I can't recall why my initial research indicated it could be done, but today's research shows no indication of that capability. Let's hope my contribution with respect to that software gets removed. It's a good thing that Slic3r is a free program.
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