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Posted · Ultimaker 2 & DesignSpark Mechanical User

Hi,

i'm looking for an new 3D Printer - the favorite is Ultimaker 2 (or 3 :) )

I will use the free 3D CAD DesignSpark Mechanical with the Ultimaker 2

Is the combination Ultimaker 2 and DesignSpark Mechanical with the STL Interface working very well ?

Or what is necessary to observe ?

 

 

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 & DesignSpark Mechanical User

    It should work very well. I use SpaceClaim, the full version of DSM, and it prints great. DSM has some modeling and feature limitations compared to SpaceClaim, but pretty much all the features you need are there. The STL files that both produce are well formed, and print well (subject to the limitations of FFF printing technology).

     

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    Posted · Ultimaker 2 & DesignSpark Mechanical User

    DSM works fine to generate STL that Cura understands. It is easy to learn. I used it for some time until DSM decided to not save the design files anymore (I have a old windows xp machine).... Now I am using openscad note I am a programmer so I don't mind using a editor to generate objects.

    There are also tricks to also allow editing of STL files for DSM (that is the part were my system got the problems, don't know if it is related though).

     

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