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Posted · complicated design - large files

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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    Posted · complicated design - large files

    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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