How does Slic3r work?

http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/

This is the source I’m using for Slic3r basic tutorials. I’ve been searching for different tutorials, and this is the most specific and relevant one. However, this tutorial is designed for older version Slic3r. I couldn’t find any tutorials that’s about the newest version. It’ll still be fine since the basic functions will be the same. The tutorials mentioned about many different features of Slic3r. I’ll only include the important ones into my blog.

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How do I convert stl into a gcode file?

Mr. Lancett told me about the software Slic3r, which is used to convert file into gcode.

It includes real-time incremental slicing, 3D preview, toolpaths preview,3D honeycomb, customizable bed shape, integration with OctoPrint, pressure regulation.

For tutorials, I used¬†http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/ to learn the basics of slic3r. With this software I’ll be able to change the print settings and export as a gcode file. I played around with it a bit, and it seems pretty easy to use especialy with the badic tutorial. However, I’ll still need to ask Mr. Lancett for the school printer’s information so I can add it into the program.



Site – do MLA later:

http://makezine.com/projects/getting-started-with-slic3r/

http://slic3r.org/

 

Where can I learn about 123D? Write down important notes.

I’ll use Lynda.com for tutorials, since it is convenience (where I used it for my IT project too). I found a tutorial learning how to use 123D in one and a half hour. It’s pretty short (compare to Blender – 6 hours and AutoCAD – 7 hours).

Up and Running with 123D Design

with Kacie Hultgren

Topics include:

  • Adding primitives
  • Drawing shapes, lines, and splines
  • Trimming and extending
  • Transforming and snapping
  • Measuring and duplicating
  • Modifying solids
  • Extruding, sweeping, revolving, and lofting solids
  • Splitting faces and solids
  • Staying organized with groups and hidden objects
  • Creating patterns
  • Adding text
  • Saving and exporting a 3D design

I’ll take notes as I watch the tutorial. Click READ MORE for the notes.

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