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Hello Thomas hope all is well.  Just thought I'd drop you a line to let you know that your plugin is working very well in Cura 4.0.0 and SolidWorks 2019 SP2.  I really appreciate that now it has the a

Oh, ah!So what is "3D-printing" versus "Solidworks" - neither is what I would associate with "quality". I assumed that WAS the orientation adjust.

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 r

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Great to hear! The settings are finer than in the SolidWorks ones. If you are using SolidWorks only you choose between three profiles:
* Fine

* Coarse
* Custom

These fine and coarse profiles are the SolidWorks' ones you see in the plugin. I can imagine SolidWorks tweaked the parameters behind these profiles for industrial printers with larger build volumes and therefore if you print on an Ultimaker (having an Ultimaker 2 or 3 primary in mind) then you will get something that is too coarse still. E.g. the rounding won't be nice.
Just to suite everyone using the plugin, I decided to keep the access to SolidWorks' presettings - for those who are used to them.

Btw., if you find the parameters in our fine profile still too coarse, just let me know! 🙂

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    Posted · SolidWorks plugin (official thread)

    Thanks for the explanation. I would love to crank the level of detail when exporting.  The smoother the round the better.  Before when I was saving an .STL I would have my export settings set very detailed. I would like to keep the same when using the export.

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    Posted · SolidWorks plugin (official thread)

    In the Export Dialog Box choose "Keep Settings Unchanged" from the drop down list. 

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    The settings that will be used on your model are then those you have established under Custom in SolidWorks.

     

    For instance, here are mine:

     

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    Hope this helps.

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    Posted · SolidWorks plugin (official thread)

    @Khamul2000: If you are interested to dig deeper, you can take a look into the plugin's source files.

    The file called "SolidWorksReader" has the parameters, which you would normally set via "Custom" mode:
    https://git.thopiekar.eu/Cura/CAD/CuraSolidworksPlugin/-/blob/master/CuraSolidWorksPlugin/SolidWorksReader.py#L656

    As I said before, if you find other settings (or one of the two) too coarse for e.g. "fine", then argue and let's discuss here. We can adjust the parameters then, so everyone can benefit from our findings 😉

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    Posted · SolidWorks plugin (official thread)

    ISSUE: Installed SolidWorks 2021 and re-installed the plugin, with the macro in SW. I used to have SW2015 and when i clicked on the macro it moved anything i had highlighted or selected into Cura, but now it tries to export the whole model, all parts, not just the one i have highlighted/selected.

    What am i doing wrong?

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