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Translation of Archicad Arch Model to workable ultimaker print model.

Translation of Archicad Arch Model to workable ultimaker print model.


This is the hot topic that I think will keep me busy for many months to come.

It is a interesting challenge to get this ready for printing, because there are so many details and pieces of information that are needed for creating planning and building drawings but must be quickly removed to make the print more managable

The challenge is to create The perfect work flow between a completed highly detailed arch archicad 3d building model ----- to a clean and effecient 3d printed model with ultimaker.

I always thing examples are good , so here is a simple buiiding constructed with archicad.

Because this is a arch library building program, we have to build our models using correct market building material and elements.

Also i have removed the internal walls, doors, windows and floors and stairs to make the model simpler. all this information for now is not needed for printing.

But quick question, would it be possible some day to just print the complete model with furniture, walls, doors, every thing and then slice the model into 3 slices like a cake, so we can open it up and show customers ??

Next question, when i have my empthy house, do i have to fill it some how with supports or one big solid ? as you can see the inside profile of this building would need a little more than a simple box to fit it out. Also I have tried this and it is very tricky to fill out all corners and not start crashing into the window frames and smaller details near the windows.

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    Posted · Translation of Archicad Arch Model to workable prints

    Ok now i have taken out all the internal elements of my archicad model to make it cleaner. saved out of archicad as 3ds.

    then opened it in cinema4d and exported out as STL file.

    Opened that up with Netfabb Basic and found open surfaces.

    Ian :D

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    after repairing the model with the detailed option of (close all holes) the model is starting to look very healthy.

    But for some reason the two back windows and one small round window is closeing up. why does netfabb try and close these windows up like a big whole, when it leaves the others alone ??


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