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simmosam

complicated design - large files

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Hello,

Some time ago i started with the idea of 3D scanning and I took me some time to master the art of it. Now I have managed the technique and get some promising results. Now I want to replicate some of this results and some new drawn stuff. Now my question is: i have some STL files and they are ready for printing but before I buy an ultimaker: can the software handle files of a 150MB? and if someone has done it, the printing process does it still runs smooth?

I remember, from my experience with CNC routers, a big G code file with very high detail was always a problem with smooth running: start stop and jerky movements - because of the small lines and circles.

Have someone expercience with my question?

Greetings

Sam

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If you print with USB, you will run into buffering problems, causing stutter. But if you print from SD card with an UltiController, you will do fine.

It does take a insane amount of time to slice something that large. You can try slicing with RepG or Cura without having an UltiMaker. If it slices, it should print with the UltiController.

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