The One About the Model Prep

We are still a few years away from 3d printing technology to be as simple as “file, print,” or in the case of Revit “the big ‘R’ and print.” While that day is coming, we shouldn’t be waiting for it, we need to invest time in learning now, so we can remember fondly when we used to wield X-Acto blades and cork backed rulers, had to modify families, and were required to leverage three pieces of software to make a 3d print. A few simple steps will set a BIM model up for a printable .stl file ready for all typical FDM 3d printers. Hmm…come to think of it, the big “R” and 2d printing require more than just a bit of set up as well…so really all, this is simply nothing new. A bit of study, and bit of experimentation, and you will be ready to deploy your BIM models to 3d printers:



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