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Greetings from Georgia

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  1. James2477

    James2477 New Member

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    Just getting started with this sort of printing. Curious if the printer will work with VIACAD Pro 9? I've made several files, but i have no idea where to start when it comes to transferring them to the R2.
     
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    First. Welcome!
    Second ... there is a process for printing.

    1) Create your 3D model in whatever 3D CAD program you like.
    2) export the model as an STL file (surface model only)
    3) load that onto the printer (R2/C2 has a built in server -- OctoPrint) or use a printing host program (mattercontrol, repetier host, Cura, Simplify3D, etc)

    That last part requires something that will slice the STL and genereate GCode which the printer can then print. OctoPrint includes a bundled Cura slicer, or you can use one of the other host programs to do the slice or slice and print.
     
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    You can also print from an SD card which has the STL file on it using just the LCD on the R2.
    I am less familiar with that approach so someone with an R2 can chime in on that one.
     
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    I posted some links on that CAD software and conversion to STL in your other thread.
     
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    Hello and welcome !
     
  7. Hanover

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    Hey Neighbor. I'm up in Forsyth county. Also new to 3D printing. I tried woodworking, but this is a lot safer for my klutzy self.
     
  8. OutsourcedGuru

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    Hey, James... welcome!
     

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