gearsawe wrote: ↑Fri Jan 05, 2024 12:11 pm
I will say. GrabCAD Print does allow import of Step files which allows to processing of things to be done completely different. since the geometry is not mesh, it allows the person to select geometry such as cylinders "holes" and allow those selected faces to to have specific setting like thicker walls for only certain walls. it is useful. This was a huge version change once it was implemented. As far as allow for more accuracy is not necessarily true. that is all controlled on the export process for the cad software.
To be fair, GrabCAD is produced by Stratysys, is cloud-based, and is designed for incredibly expensive 3D printers of all material types. It's literally the biggest 3D printer company in the world, and that software appears to run everything. I think they have a few more resources to devote to continuous maintenance of code related to CAD formats.
Seriously, look up the price. You'd soil yourself if you had to pay that as a hobbyist, or even a small business.
I've worked with 3D Sprint from 3D Systems. It imports CAD too, is spectacularly expensive, and I wouldn't dream of comparing it to S3D either.