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2D print of .stl?

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  1. 1d1

    1d1 Active Member

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    How can I paper print a view of my 3D designs? I think I should already know this... but I don't.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Michael DiFilippo

    Michael DiFilippo Active Member

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    1d1 I use screen shots to get pictures of my design this then saves a file an image file to your computer. If you have a mac you can used shift command 4 and you can select the area you wish to screenshot, if on windows you can use the print screen. Here is an example of what I mean. Hope that helps
    Screen Shot 2013-03-22 at 6.26.32 PM.png
     
  3. JDM_

    JDM_ New Member

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    In many 3D apps you can export to a 2D format. Go to file then either save as or export. See what options you have in the app your using.
     
  4. 1d1

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    Thanks, guys.
    No luck, though... When I try to print screen (PC) I get the page with no object upon it. Hmmm.
    My save file format options include: .stl, .VRML colors, .obj, .X3D colors and .svg (laser cutting) all of which, I believe, are 3D applications. Is there, perhaps a translation program out there?
     
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    Oh yes, in the free Tinkercad... I shall check their site and see if the uprated versions have this feature.
     
  6. Michael DiFilippo

    Michael DiFilippo Active Member

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    Probably something to prevent you from getting too much use out of a free trial. Can you tell it to print to pdf?
     
  8. 1d1

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    No, can't go to .pdf either. But I'll try Mike's handy snippet (yes, poun intended...) Thanks, Mike!
     
  9. 1d1

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    Uh, PUN intended - damn typist.
     
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    Yay, Mike! It works and is also something I never knew Windows had.
     
  11. Michael DiFilippo

    Michael DiFilippo Active Member

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    Glad you got it to work!
     

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