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Re: Best 3D printer software
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2016, 10:33:04 AM »
Ralph I think Richard is using it for 3d printer. LOL, I played with it some then I thought to myself, I 67 year old I ain't got time to learn this and promptly deleted it..
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Re: Best 3D printer software
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2016, 11:15:39 AM »
Fusion 360 is on my main system.

I like Sketchup because it works fine on my lower powered Tablets. The whole idea was to have a complete "system" attached to the 3D printer. And it all works together. Plug it in and it is ready to design, slice and print.
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Re: Best 3D printer software
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2016, 09:31:45 AM »
Like my Original Vertex software, Repetier Host.
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Re: Best 3D printer software
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2016, 09:40:45 AM »
Another vote for Fusion 360; not sure I would use it professionally as that requires you to pay a monthly subscription, but its basically free for non-profit use; and it one software for laser cutting, 3d printing or CNC milling for me.

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Re: Best 3D printer software
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2017, 09:04:24 PM »
Hello guys; I am new to the forum!

I use Fusion360 for several months; to design in 3D is fantastic.
Very easy to use!

slicing program; KISSLICER is very good; simple interface but very good management of gcode; IMHO better to simplify!

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Re: Best 3D printer software
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 09:21:14 PM »
I like using Repetier Host for my 3D Printing. It took me a long time to get it set up and configured just right after many many test jobs.

I really like using SketchUp to do 3D drawings. I know you can do 2D with it, but it's a kludge 2D...I wish they made a good, dedicated 2D SketchUp...I'd use it rather than QCAD and Librecad.

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Re: Best 3D printer software
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2017, 12:08:42 PM »
Repetier has a lot of settings options.

I think if you are new to 3D printing Cora is a good start. It is simple and easy to use. It has plenty of settings to start out with. It is good for family members to use also.

Repetier is better once you have some experience in printing. When you are ready to move to ABS or other advanced filaments it is probably time to learn Repetier.

I like Sketchup also. It is pretty easy to use. And you can easily get to a 2.5D part. And true 3D is possible.
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