wirlybird
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Save Model With Supports For Reuse?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:25 am

Hi all,

I have a model with 6 variations which is for a serial number only.
I have added custom supports to the first model.
Is there a way to change the STL but maintain the supports?

Nothing in the model changes except some text so supports will be the same for all 6.

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dkightley
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Re: Save Model With Supports For Reuse?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:01 pm

Try this....

1) Centre & arrange model so it lands at a common reference position on the bed
2) In the Support Generation window, export the supports to a save file
3) Reload your changed model
4) Centre & Arrange it
5) Import the saved supports
…..and you should be good to print!

and....
6) Save as a factory file...so you can come back to the whole thing to print again...
Doug Kightley
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Railway modeller and webmaster at http://www.talkingtgauge.net

wirlybird
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Re: Save Model With Supports For Reuse?

Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:57 pm

I think that is going to work! I don't know why I didn't think of that. I knew I had seen that export before!

Thank you.

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