benegon
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:33 pm

3MF Slice Extension support

Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:41 pm

I am asking for slice support in 3MF files, which allows Simplify3d to parse in mathematically generated slices.
Structures such as threads (which are just circles rotated a round a vertical axis) are generated with much more fidelity in this format than if they required triangulation.
As the structures are already sliced, this would also allow path planning algorithms to more quickly generate gcode.

I should think that your motion planning engine already works in the slice domain, so this should not be an expensive feature to add. :D

Here is a reference to the 3MF slice specification:
https://3mf.io/wp-content/uploads/2016/ ... ceSpec.pdf

bcourter
Posts: 1
Joined: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:45 pm

Re: 3MF Slice Extension support

Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:51 pm

+1. Just came across this thread looking for FFF software that can read slice data, either in 3MF or a high-end format like CLI or SSL.

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