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  1. XYZDesignPro

    Cubify Invent

    Here's what 3D Systems has to say: So I guess if it will run on Windows 8, it should be OK on Windows 10. The trial is a free download. What have you got to loose?
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    Make this parts stronger

    I was not aware that the project was designed to be a printing challenge. Also I had no idea the parts could not be separated, for post printing assembly, for some unapparent reason. I was thinking more along the lines of good DfAM. While I have a UM3 Ext, and I assume you do as well, not everyone has the ability to print with dis-solvable PVA supports. Printing this part without that ability would be a real mess IMHO. As smartavionics said earlier: 3d printing, it's a tradeoff Anyway, just my 2¢ worth . . .
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    cannot use the ful builtsize of my Ultimaker 3x

    I have always been under the impression that single extrusion increased / maximized the build area of the UM3. There is a profile available for the UM3 for single extrusion: https://ultimaker.com/download/59981/MaxVolume-UM3_PLA (Single extrusion).curaprofile Maybe this will help?
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    Make this parts stronger

    I would print the part in 3 pieces. Top and bottom plates with a hole the diameter of the connector rod, and the Rod itself. Press fit or glue the assembly. Might need to use a brim on the connector rod. Print the two plates first and get the actual hole diameter that the printer produces and then experiment by printing a short section of the rod until you get a good fit. Then print the whole rod. No support material required.
  5. XYZDesignPro

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Not as far as I'm concerned. I'm used to working with either unit. Can't speak for AbeFM
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    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Sorry, I guess I mis-understood what you were asking for. How about these? It would appear that the Max settings are the same as the default Coarse setting.
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    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    See below for Fine, Course defaults and My Settings in the Dialog Box:
  8. XYZDesignPro

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    So do you think it is going to be possible to include a "Custom" setting in Cura using the SWX Custom settings?
  9. XYZDesignPro

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    The attached ZIP archive contains six files. Two of each type (STL AMF 3MF) saved using the default Fine and Course settings from SWX 2018. It's just a simple handle mounting template I needed to mount a security handle in our shower. I chose it because of it's simplicity in order to keep the file sizes to a minimum. Let me know if I can be of further assistance. I use the plugin regularly, and it serves my purposes, but further refinement may help others. STL AMF 3MF.zip
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    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Without actually going through all of the steps you have outlined, I can tell you for sure that the setting for STL, 3MF and AMF export out of SWX 2018 all carry over. The differences are only with regard to "Include Appearances" and "Include Colors" in the 3MF and AMF check boxes. STL does not have those options. As you can see the dialog box Title Bar is "System Options - STL/3MF/AMF". No matter which file format one chooses the settings are always the same. Does that help?
  11. XYZDesignPro

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Good news. Now that this file name problem has, or soon will be solved, will you have time to address the STL resolution fix?
  12. XYZDesignPro

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    I would certainly think so. But AbeFM should chime in here. Perhaps just call this fifth pull down menu choice Custom?
  13. XYZDesignPro

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    Way back when this topic first started I suggested that one of the import settings, in addition to the four already defined, would be a fith choice, the SolidWorks Custom Setting. That way when a SW user set a custom setting in SWX, such as AbeFM has defined, the Cura user would have that as a choice, and Cura would then use those STL settings for the import. Would that be possible Thopiekar. BTW, thanks for your tireless efforts on this valuable plugin. I use it regularly, but my requirements are not as stringent as AbeFM.
  14. XYZDesignPro

    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    As far as I can tell it came up between 3.3.1 where it works and 3.4 where, at least in my system, it does not work. Well the plugin works, but the file name is broken.
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    3DS SolidWorks plugin (0.5.5)

    I have both 3.3.1 and 3.4 installed on my work station. Using SWX 2018. Part comes into Cura 3.3.1 with the correct SWX file name, but with 3.4 the file name field is "unnamed" not "unknown". In any case it does appear to be broken in 3.4. Haven't tried it with 3.4.1

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