Splitting the Accessories STL to print single objects (Done!

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Route81
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Splitting the Accessories STL to print single objects (Done!

Post by Route81 » Thu Jan 08, 2015 12:36 pm

Hello everyone,
new here and to the world of 3D printing. :?
Finished assembling my 3.0 last December and now I'm gathering some experience, thanks to this forum too!

Assembly was very straightforward, excellent instructions !
I printed the single items in the "accessoires/F3_0/separate" parts so that if I had some problems I would't be throwing all in the bin.
All was fine but I haven't found the filament cleaning item.
So I tried to separate it from the complete STL file with no success.
Is this possible?

Cheers,

j.
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satoer
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Post by satoer » Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:51 pm

Try this free CAD program:
http://www.123dapp.com/design
import, and export the item you want to be printed.
My Felix 1.5 printed designs on Thingiverse
E3D V6 Hot end upgrade for your Felix
Tweezer bracket for your Felix
Led bar upgrade for your Felix

Route81
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Post by Route81 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:20 pm

THX satoer,
I see how to import the .stl file and how to re export but can't find the way to separate the 4 objects in the original file so I can export just the one I want.
Can you help?

satoer
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Post by satoer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:30 am

Hi, draw a box around the object and use the intersect boolean operation. See this tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc-JCJ82UxI

Or you can try the free version of netfabb: http://www.netfabb.com/ (is also usefull to fix corrupt models)
And look at this tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hmUpai0WN08
My Felix 1.5 printed designs on Thingiverse
E3D V6 Hot end upgrade for your Felix
Tweezer bracket for your Felix
Led bar upgrade for your Felix

Route81
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Post by Route81 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:45 pm

!!!! THANK YOU !!!!!!
Some probs with 123DApp but as smooth as a baby's .... with netfabb and the video link you gave me!

Cheers,
J.

NikolaiD
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Post by NikolaiD » Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:14 pm

There's a built-in feature to do that in Repetier Host.

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