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jazzviper1

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I just became a 3D printer, I built a Hictop Prusa i3 model 12 self leveling bed.
It was a difficult kit build and took a week to get it to work right.
The one thing I discovered was the "Cura" software that came with the printer was producing weak useless prints.
I had Simplify 3D that I bought to print RC planes downloaded from 3Dlab print, "https://3dlabprint.com/"
Switching to this software made all the difference, I just printed an Estes Saros fin unit and it came out perfect even on low resolution.
I can not recommend "Simplify 3D" enough, it was worth the $ 150.00. https://www.simplify3d.com/
I just thought I would pass that along.
Happy printing.
 
I got three solidworks files as .sldprt part files from solidworks on an HPR thread SAAB 372 if you would like to try to print those. Freeware HPR rocket! I may have to go to university and resave files as .stl type for other printers.
 
Right now the professional services have no issue SLS printing the solidworks files. I know to run a FDM lower quality maker bot it takes .stl off a flash drive usually at university. But I don't own my own printer etc.
 
I got three solidworks files as .sldprt part files from solidworks on an HPR thread SAAB 372 if you would like to try to print those. Freeware HPR rocket! I may have to go to university and resave files as .stl type for other printers.

I do not have a program that can open these types of files even "Blender" can't open them.
 
For those interested in making a Saros rocket here the link to my files: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2646835

All my printing is done with free Repetier-Host / (old) Cura slicer. My experience has shown that one needs to understand the physics of the printing process and the way each slicer software works.
 
.prt files are the SolidWorks native format and doesn't play well with other kids.

Fortunately Sworks can convert the files into about a dozen other formats. Andrew, you may want to consider uploading at least the .STL versions since not everybody has obtained a copy of SolidWorks.
 
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