Re: [rp-ml] 3D printing software.

From: Ismo Mäkelä <>
Date: Thu Nov 26 2009 - 07:52:01 EET

Dear Bruce,

Please have a look at DeskArtes STL repair and manipulation softwares,
Dimensions Expert or 3Data Expert, at

Best regards,


Bruce Stevens wrote:
> Hello all,
> This is my first post to this list.
> Our workshop has recently purchased a Objet 260V 3D printer, and will
> be installed shortly.
> I/We have never used one of these before but we have done quite a bit
> of 2D and 3D Cad Cam work. Currently we use MasterCam X2 for our
> drawing development and CNC toolpath generation. MasterCam can save
> these files in a STL format but that's it.
> The printer will only be used by the workshops R&D staff (no
> students), we are not looking at using the printer for the production
> of items, only for prototyping.
> I am seeking some advice on what software I should be looking at to
> manipulate the STL files before being sent to the printer. Objet have
> there own "Objet Studio™ Software", and I have looked at
> "MiniMagics". Like all software packages their are good ones and some
> not so good. So if you could suggest a few that you are using with
> success that meets the basic requirements below, please drop me a line
> or a link to a web page.
> * Ease of use, most important. We currently run a number of
> software packages, and the easier they are to learn the better.
> * Cost effective, I don't want to pay for a lots of bells and
> whistles we will never use.
> * Can be loaded onto a sever if required.
> * A good help file
> Regards & thanks
> Bruce.

Ismo Mäkelä
Managing Director     
DeskArtes Oy          
Olarinluoma 7                   tel. +358-207 414 510
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Received on Thu Nov 26 07:45:02 2009

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