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Printing VW Site Model

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How would one go about 3D printing a vectorworks site model created with the native site model object?  Are there any best practices?

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Hi Jeff!


I have an Ender 3 at home and use Cura to generate the print files. I did find that Cura couldn't handle a site model directly ( I suspect it was physically too big) so What I found worked was:

  1. Export the Site mdoel to .STL.
  2. Reimport the model back into vectorworks.
  3. Scale the model to fit my print plate.
  4. Export that to STL.
  5. Pop it it Cura which then managed to generate a nice print file. I happened to use a grid pattern but as I'm sure you are aware you can pick whatever fill you program allows.
  6. Print it out.



This is on the lowest settings my printer can do. (I was just curious to see if it could!)

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It's so cool Mark! Thanks for sharing. And I'm really pleased that your 3D printer is not printing plastic too.

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