3D printing software facilitates the printing of 3D objects created inside of 3D modeling software by translating the model into data a 3D printer can understand. 3D printing software is also sometimes called slicer software because it breaks down a 3D model into sections, enabling a 3D printer to create the object slice by slice.
3D printing software is commonly used in makerspaces and creative studios with 3D printers, but anyone with a 3D printer will need to use slicer software to print their designs. 3D printing software often has overlap or works alongside other 3D design software or general-purpose CAD software.
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Ultimaker Cura prepares your model for 3D printing. Optimized, expert-tested profiles for 3D printers and materials mean you can start printing reliably in no time. And with industry-standard software integration, you can streamline your workflow for maximum efficiency.
A processing system for 3D triangular meshes. It provides a set of tools for editing, cleaning, healing, inspecting, rendering, texturing and converting meshes. It offers features for processing raw data produced by 3D digitization tools/devices and for preparing models for 3D printing.
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The 3D-Tool Free Viewer is free for private and commercial usage. It is made to open DDD models published with the 3D-Tool CAD viewer but it is also a powerful freeware STL viewer. The chargeable commercial 3D-Tool CAD viewer supports most common CAD systems and 3D file formats and there is also a free 14 day trial available.
Prepare files for printing with ideaMaker; Raise3D's unique slicing software. It's user friendly interface can prepare .STL, .OBJ and .3MF files in as little as 4 clicks, while it's powerful settings provide limitless customization for advanced users. Designed specifically for Raise3D printers, slicing with ideaMaker is fast, efficient, and completely free.