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What do you use to split models for printing?

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Posted · What do you use to split models for printing?

Howdy

Just a quickie, when printing huge objects you need to split them apart into several pieces so that they fit inside the printer. What program(s) do you guys use for that? I normally use Solidworks for my editing but SW refuses to import my STL (as a solid) in this case as it is too complex. I know that Netfabb is able to do it but as far as I could tell it can only do simple splits along a single axis. In this case I need to slice it apart at an angle at a specific area of the model.

I tried Blender and couldn't get it done. It's the first time I use it so maybe I'm doing it wrong but I managed to import the model, select it, enter edit mode, select the "Knife" tool and as I clicked to make a line it promptly crashed...

I guess I could simplify the mesh but I think I'd lose too much detail for my taste.

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Posted · What do you use to split models for printing?

Maybe OpenSCAD can help you. You could create different intersections with a cube and your model.

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Posted · What do you use to split models for printing?

You can rotate the model in netfab into the right position to do the cuts along axes. Works only for convex cuts but maybe that's all you need?

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