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3D Printer Anet a8 Answered

Hi!

My name is Frank user name is (56Frank)

I just completed building Anet A8 3D printer.

If anyone out there own or uses a 3D printer, I could use some help.

I have no experience with 3D printer other than building one.

The question is:

What software would be good to start whit?

And if I like working with the 3D printer, which software can I get to learn how to draw in 3D to print objects.

Thank you

Frank G.

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petercd (author)2018-02-23

Either Slic3r or Cura for slicing the stl file into gcode which is then sent to the printer via sd card.

http://slic3r.org/download

https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-s...

I use Tinkercad which is very basic and easy to learn, online web based app only, for creating my own designs which are then saved to my PC as a stl file.

https://www.tinkercad.com/

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56Frank (author)petercd2018-02-24

Hi! petercd

Seen it on U-tube, look interesting

I may try it, soon.

Thanks

56frank.

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rickharris (author)2018-02-24

As this is an Autodesk site I would suggest Fusion 360, you can get a free copy Google it

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rickharris (author)rickharris2018-02-24

PS there is no easy 3D CAD software!

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seandogue (author)rickharris2018-02-24

Oh sure there is Rick

- you just have to have a decade of experience using it ;)

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56Frank (author)seandogue2018-02-24

Hi! seandogue

Don't look like there is, that is in the RepRap.

Thanks

56frank

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56Frank (author)rickharris2018-02-24

Hi! rickharris

Sorry but I don't know what that is.

Thanks

56frank

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56Frank (author)2018-02-24

Hi!

Sorry I did'nt get back sooner.

I'm sort of new at this, and out of town. I'. in San Jose Ca, But live in Clovis Ca

I thank you all for responding, rickharris seandogue and petercd.

Whats with no capital letters!

Anyway thanks, I currently have Cura 14.07 which was suggested by Anet people.

But I think I be getting Slic3r next, depending on how everything come out.

I'll let you know how thing work.

Thanks

56frank

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