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SpaceClaim STL PREP - for 3D Printing

The STL Prep for 3D Printing module prepares models for 3D printing eciently and easily by offering a single solution that not only repairs problems, but also modifies STL and CAD files. This new module also extends SpaceClaim's intuitive interface, speed, and ability to work with any major 3D format into the 3D printing world.

SpaceClaim Engineer brings 3D solid modelling to the desktops of engineers and analysts who work in a 3D world but don't want to become experts in traditional feature-based CAD systems.

Work Directly with STL & Solids

Directly editing STL files is key in giving users flexibility. STL Prep for 3D Printing allows users to: slice the model in several sections by choosing a plane; remove features that are too small; separate the STL for multi-material printing, assign color variations; and deconstruct the part and/or arrange features into better positions for a more optimized 3D print. Merge an STL with an STL or a solid. It's simple to thicken an STL to increase strength, create connecting features, or create things like an overmold.


Analyze, Clean, and Repair STL

Rarely is a model ready to print after design. SpaceClaim's STL Prep for 3D Printing module analyzes and cleans intersections, ensures the model is watertight, and fixes the problems immediately. Users can repair inverted normals, intersecting facets, and other issues that can cause print failures.

Print Optimization

Shelling is crucial to the printing process. Less material means less printing cost, less shipping cost, and often faster print times. Use SpaceClaim STL Prep's shell tool to save on material, create oset parts, or define dierent interior regions of a part. In addition, STL Prep for 3D Printing can cut down on file sizes to increase printer performance with decimation.

Multiple File Formats Supported

Save & export STL files from SpaceClaim directly to the printer for a streamlined printing process. In addition, STL Prep for 3D Printing can work with 2D files as well as other faceted formats such as OBJ, cgr, & AMF.

Take a look at the features:

  • Analyze and Clean STL
    Watertight & intersection analysis; generalized detection of holes, misaligned normals, co-incident triangles; repair STL for printing.
  • Decimation/reduction
    Less facets makes files easier to work/reduce printing time
  • Cut & Combine parts (Boolean operations)
    Limited print space means some models can't be printed in one.
  • Edit STL directly
    Use PULL and MOVE operations directly on STL files.
  • Shelling
    Less printing costs, less shipping costs, faster print times
  • Creating Connecting Features
    Make connecting pins or osets to recombine the model after printing.
  • Converting to solid
    Thickening, deleting, splitting, and more.
  • Save & export STL files
    With resolution of your choice
  • Import and export other faceted formats
    Such as OBJ, cgr, AMF

These are just a brief outline of the many features. Watch the video and then call
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