3-D printing in SolidWorks 2016

3-D printing enhancements.

 

We can directly transfer data from solidworks to 3D printers. Extensions supported as output in SolidWorks are .stl, .3mf, .amf.

 

3mf and amf provide more information than stl extension.

 

3MF file extension:

 

  • Describes a model as a whole.
  • Interoperable
  • Has ability to be used widely.

Direct 3-D printing was present in SolidWorks 2015 too, but with these new features, 3-D printing in SolidWorks got a lot better in 2016 version.

 

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