HicTop 3DP12 Newb aid needed!

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GrueMaster
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Re: HicTop 3DP12 Newb aid needed!

Post by GrueMaster » April 30th, 2018, 9:48 am

The CR10 will work with pretty much anything that can generate GCode for Marlin based printers. Not an Autocad or Inventor user, but if they can slice, you can print. Otherwise you will need to output your models as STL files and run then through a slicer (like Cura).

BTW, there is a forum on this board specific to the CR10 and other large scale printers here.

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Re: HicTop 3DP12 Newb aid needed!

Post by Roberts_Clif » April 30th, 2018, 10:22 am

Orson wrote:
April 30th, 2018, 9:39 am
Hi We have just bought a HICTOP CR10 and need to know if it will work with AutoCAD or inventor
I use AutoDesk Fusion 360 FREE if this is any help.
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Re: HicTop 3DP12 Newb aid needed!

Post by Lez0 » May 13th, 2018, 7:10 am

Hi
I use Solidworks. I export the files to .stl. I them import then into Cura to do the slicing and export a file that I put on a SD card that goes into the printer. You can also connect via USB using Pronterface.
I would think any 3D CAD system should be able to export a .stl file.
Does all this make sense?

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Re: HicTop 3DP12 Newb aid needed!

Post by Roberts_Clif » May 13th, 2018, 8:18 am

Mr SNG wrote:
April 22nd, 2018, 8:09 pm
LOL...thanks. For what its worth mentally I'm probably more active now than I have ever been. Back in 1971 when I started as an apprentice tool maker, we never had all this amazing technology that there is around today, I feel like a kid in a toy shop so to speak! :-D

Having said that I still enjoy manually operating my mill and Lathe, its supposed to be good for the grey matter!
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