G'day from Australia

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redimon
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G'day from Australia

Post by redimon » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:24 am

G'day all,

Greetings from sunny Townsville in the northern Australian state of Queensland.

I'm new to all of this 3D printing. I recently bought an mini and plus 2 as a package deal. I'm into living history, plastic modelling, OO model trains and military history in general so I hope to be able to use my machines to assist my hobbies.

Cheers,
Red

Wagga Wagga
NSW, Australia

Owner of a UP! Mini and Plus.

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Re: G'day from Australia

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Fri Jul 17, 2015 5:17 pm

Welcome.

I suggest you read up on my posts to see what you may need to do to make things work better but you shouldn't have too many issues if you stay with the OEM plastics.

What modeling programs do you use?
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Re: G'day from Australia

Post by redimon » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:58 am

I only run Apple Mac so in some respects I'm a little behind the eight ball.

I've had very good success with SketchUp.
Red

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Re: G'day from Australia

Post by DrewPetitclerc » Mon Jul 20, 2015 5:25 am

Yes Apple's not very helpfull, if you can run a windows emulator I would suggest trying AutoDesk 123D, it is free and seems quite good.
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Re: G'day from Australia

Post by roller » Sat Jul 25, 2015 3:36 pm

DrewPetitclerc wrote:Yes Apple's not very helpfull, if you can run a windows emulator I would suggest trying AutoDesk 123D, it is free and seems quite good.
What are you guys saying? Macs are just fine for modelling. I only fire up Windows for Grasshopper (for Rhino). Running OS X I have Fusion 360, AutoCAD, Rhino, FreeCAD etc etc. There are no shortage of great options on Mac and there hasn't been for years.

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