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Slicer

It would be fantastic if OS could have its own 3d slicer cause it haves all the geometric info that stl doesn't have.

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  • bergdesignbergdesign OS Professional Posts: 8 PRO
    Until then, I recommend Simplify3D. Well worth the $150 US price. The integration of slicing and printer controller make printing really easy, and the slicer is really really fast and generates excellent gcode. I can go from OS to STL to the printer in 30 seconds. https://www.simplify3d.com/
  • michael3424michael3424 Member Posts: 476 ✭✭✭
    It would be fantastic if OS could have its own 3d slicer cause it haves all the geometric info that stl doesn't have.

    Onshape doesn't seem like a good candidate tool for 3D slicing to me; just my opinion but I'd rather they focus on 3D CAD features instead.
  • tiago_torre_do_valetiago_torre_do_vale Member Posts: 3
    I use RAMPS/Cura/Octoprint combo and I'm OK with it except when it comes to round parts, the problem is that Simplify3D, Cura, Slic3r [your_favourite_slicer_here]  doesn't support G2/G3 codes. They all tried to implement it but always fail because of the STL format.
    I already have a smoothieboard to upgrade my host with true arc support.
  • RyanAveryRyanAvery Member Posts: 69 EDU
    It would be nice if there was a FS that could take my printers paramaters (0.6mm layer height, 1.2mm layer width) and represent the model similar to how cura does in the preview window. This way I can tweak it a bit to get rid of any small gaps or infills or places where a full layer width doesn't fit properly.
  • owen_sparksowen_sparks Member, Developers Posts: 2,339 PRO
    HI.
    RyanAvery said:
    It would be nice if there was a FS that could take my printers paramaters (0.6mm layer height, 1.2mm layer width) and represent the model similar to how cura does in the preview window. This way I can tweak it a bit to get rid of any small gaps or infills or places where a full layer width doesn't fit properly.
    The problem with that is all the different brands of slicers handle things differently and have user configurable parameters within them, so unless it's a very complicated featurescript it'll only be of use to a very small user-base.  Simplif3D for example can do some clever stuff on the roofs of parts to say thicken the width of a single extrude in cases where a pair of extrudes won't fit side by side.
    I'm all for more of everything but in this instance I think looking at your particular slicer with your personal settings will be more reliable.
    Cheers, Owen S.
    Production Engineer
    HWM-Water Ltd
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,615 EDU
    @RyanAvery
    Here is a FS i just put together.
    It does not take account of the nozzle width or a part being too thin.
    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/2c5bf4541f8a54d3ca943e8f


    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • Jake_RosenfeldJake_Rosenfeld Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,339
    @MBartlett21

    I think you may not have made that public.
    Jake Rosenfeld - Modeling Team
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,615 EDU
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • ArtmAkimArtmAkim Member Posts: 5 PRO
    edited July 1
    @MBartlett21
    Can you increase upper limit of initial and standart layers up to 10?
    I used yor script to slice a detail for laser cutting, and sheets are 10mm height
  • MBartlett21MBartlett21 Member Posts: 1,615 EDU
    @ArtmAkim
    V 0.1.6 changes the limit to 10cm.
    Please tell me how it went.
    MB - I make FeatureScripts: view FS (My FS's have "Official" beside them)
  • ArtmAkimArtmAkim Member Posts: 5 PRO
    Thank.
    Everything works well
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