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Good afternoon,
My name is Jorge, and I am an architecture student.
I'm doing an end-of-career job on 3D printing media. I am using your program (Ultimaker Cura) to generate the support of a piece, and analyze it. I would like to know if it is possible to export the print support and the internal structure of the piece that generates the program to another 3d editing program. As rhinoceros, autocad, 3d max, etc. This would be very helpful to me.
 
Thank you very much.
Jorge Galindo.

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As it turns out the only export options from Cura are STL OBJ and GCODE.  None of these are going to be very usable or useful when brought back into a 3D application.  I've had some success bringing an STL file into SolidWorks, but the result is often a just surface file not a solid, pretty messy and not very editable. 

 

Perhaps some of the other contributors here will have something for you.  Perhaps Blender?  I'm not really familiar with Blender's capabilities.

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I successfully imported stl and obj files in Blender, and even been able to modify them and then export them as stl for some prints I had to do. However, be warned that the import of the stl will not show the way the object, or support in your case, have been modeled by CURA, but the way Blender interprets and render the object, whihc is quite different.

 

I did a quick test by creating an object in Blender, exporting it as stl then importing the stl in Blender, and the resulting topology had nothing to do with the clean one from the original object.

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