Tutorials

STLs and 3D Printing for PolyJet

19 0 Beginner
This tutorial is the first part of our series about how to prepare and optimize settings for mesh file types supported by GrabCAD Print (GCP). The tutorial explains the building blocks of 3D printing with PolyJet. We will explain the conversion process from a CAD file to an STL file and how to optimize it to achieve the best print results possible. Future tutorials in this series will then explain more advanced types of files and operations.

How to REALLY export your color SOLIDWORKS files for printing

11 1 Beginner
An updated tutorial, showing you the BEST way to export your color SOLIDWORKS files for 3D printing, using the new '3MF' format!

Part 1: A Look at Color Proofing

10 0 Beginner
This tutorial gives some background on color proofing and explains what to do when the color you print doesn't match the color you chose on screen. There will be future tutorials that expand on the topics mentioned here.

Assigning transparency for PolyJet in GrabCAD Print

9 0 Beginner
GrabCAD Print for PolyJet offers a number of settings to achieve transparency. Several factors determine which options to use, and which options are enabled. Depending on the specific needs and circumstances, you can utilize the transparency slider, the Alpha input channel, the Translucent checkbox, various digital materials (DMs), or direct VeroClear assignment. This tutorial will explain what each transparency setting in GrabCAD Print does and how each works, so users can understand their options and the differences between them.

OBJ Files for PolyJet

7 1 Beginner
In previous tutorials in this series, we explained the capabilities of STL and VRML files in 3D printing. In this tutorial, we will explain OBJ files and their expanded capabilities in addition to color, transparency, and bump.

How to 3D Print in Color- from SOLIDWORKS

5 2 Beginner
This tutorial shows an 'easier' workflow for applying full-color textures to CAD parts for 3D printing, if you are using SOLIDWORKS. It applies for anyone who has SOLIDWORKS Professional or Premium (2017+) since we'll be using the new SOLIDWORKS Visualize tool to map the textures.

Color Theme in SW 2016

4 0 Beginner
Here I show you in a single photo, how to change the theme of SW 2016 WITH ONLY 3 steps!

How to Use the Color Swatch Tool in GrabCAD Print

4 0 Beginner
This new feature in GrabCAD Print will help customers find and match their desired colors easier -- and faster.

Part 6: Color Swatch Generator Tutorial (Color Matching and Hard Proofing Step By Step)

3 0 Intermediate
This tutorial describes how to use a 3D Swatch Generator and perform color matching for 3D prints, specifically on J750/J735 3D printers.

Additional methods to assign transparency for PolyJet in GrabCAD Print

3 0 Beginner
In our previous tutorial about assigning transparency for PolyJet, we described how the different settings for transparency in GrabCAD Print work and when to use each. In this tutorial, we will discuss alternative, often more advanced workflows for assigning transparency for PolyJet models. This tutorial is not meant to be a comprehensive summary of all the ways to apply transparency to a model. Like many other features of 3D printing, the applications for transparency are to a large extent mainly limited by our own creativity and ingenuity. That being said, here are some other ways to work with the transparent capabilities in PolyJet.

How to Apply a Color Coating in GrabCAD Print

2 0 Intermediate
Get the most out of Vero Vivid Resins by using the Color Coating tool in GrabCAD Print. This tutorial will teach you how so you get the desired results from your PolyJet prints with advanced color designations.

Part 4: Soft Proofing

1 0 Beginner
In our previous tutorials, we introduced the concept of proofing for full color 3D Printing, along with setting up the soft proofing workspace. Now, we will look into how to actually soft proof using some simple adjustment techniques within Adobe® Photoshop®.

Keyshot to GrabCAD Print Quick Guide for Packaging 3D Printing

1 0 Intermediate
The world of packaging design is constantly evolving. It takes time, expertise and production capabilities at the final stage of creating your design’s prototype. Stratasys J series printers shorten this process, reduce your iterations and bring your design to life in a matter of hours. With vibrant colors, adjusted transparencies and completely new features in the world of 3D printing, you can now print accurate color for liquids, physical packaging, and even labels. This tutorial will take you step by step from your CAD file, to realistic render in Keyshot and finally, to an unbelievably realistic 3D print, printed by your J series printer.

Tutorial: Change color scheme in DraftSight

1 0 Beginner
Change color scheme in Draftsight

If a CAD file is in one part and the format is IGES, can I add different colors in Keyshot?

1 0 Beginner
I made the tutorial.