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how to add a 3D printer in to solidworks?

By taher on 04 Sep 11:39 2 answers 522 views 0 comments

solidwork ver: 2016
windows : 10

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  • Marco Schapira
    Marco Schapira 12 months ago

    Hi taher,
    First I would like to specify that I'm new to Solidworks, but I think still think that I can answer you. I'm guessing that you found "3d print" under File>3D Print. From there you can export a .stl and import it into a slicer.

    But there is no built in SolidWorks slicer that I know of

  • Sahedul Abedin
    Sahedul Abedin 12 months ago

    You do not connect a 3D Printer with CAD tool.
    3D Printers have Softwares of their own (known as slicer).

    Your typical steps to 3D print a model would be as following:

    1. Save the desired part in '.stl' Format
    2. Import that in slicer Software and run a slicing session (which will give you time and material prediction) in order to print that part.
    3. Print using the 3D printer

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