Creating Print Sheets

talk about anything
Locked
ata0921
Posts: 196
Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:50 am

Creating Print Sheets

Post by ata0921 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:39 am

What are people using to combine multiple parts into one sheet for printing? I know you can just load files into the UP! software, but that leaves too much "dead" space. I'd like to be able to create my own sheets, allowing me to maximize the entire platform.

I currently use Sketchup, but it is very tedious and time consuming.
- Andy

trebuchet03
Posts: 467
Joined: Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:52 am

Re: Creating Print Sheets

Post by trebuchet03 » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:58 am

Solidworks10....


There's no doubt a free something or other out there that can do this too...

I've found with SW 1.08 you can't put models too close to each other otherwise the rafts overlap.... The software isn't yet capable of subtracting the union of the two rafts.
Engineer - Mechanical, Mechatronic, Reliability, Etcetera
One Offer
Mass Producer

jmgiacalone
Posts: 26
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:24 am

Re: Creating Print Sheets

Post by jmgiacalone » Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:16 pm

http://code.google.com/p/heekscad/

a bit buggy, but simple and intuitive. allows me to import and position all my solids, which I then
save as one .stl file to load into UP software.
jmgiacalone
www.emakershop.com

Locked