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  • Offizieller Kommentar
    DesignSpark Mechanical

    Hi Mark,

    You would need to first export the 3D model from DSM in the STL format (look under export or save as options). You can adjust the STL output quality from File-> DesignSpark options. The finer the resolution is, the higher will be the print quality but will also take a longer time to finish printing.

    Next, you will need to use a slicer software to prepare the model to be 3D printed. You can use the manufacturer's own recommended utility or use the popular Cura slicer: https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-cura-software

    You will need to add your printer's profile to Cura manually (install instructions within): https://www.mpminidelta.com/slicers/cura 

    This is a guide on how to configure your model in Cura: https://ultimaker.com/en/resources/21932-mastering-cura 

    Hope this helps.

     

    Best regards,

    DSM Support

  • Mark Carrozza

    DSM Support

    Thank you for your help.

    I have installed Ultimaker Cura 3.6.0, I am learning how to use it, however I developed my 3D model in DSM v4 and v4 has a bug, I get an error message when I try to create and STL file.

    I also have DSM v2 that creates an STL file unfortunately DSM is not backwards compatible.

    So is there a patch or new release of DSM v4 that fixes the STL file issue.

    I have searched on Google and YouTube for the STL file issue on DSM v4 didn't find anything.

    Again, thank you for your help.

    Mark

    PS. I am running Win 10 on Dell RYZEN Inspriron 15 5000 series.

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  • DesignSpark Mechanical

    Hi Mark,

    Can you try saving the STL using the direct export option and then load into Cura?


    Kind regards,

    Tom

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  • Brad Levy

    Also, make sure you complete the step of installing the file translators when you installed DS Mech 4.0.
    Some people missed that step, and weren't able to output .stl files until they went back and installed those.

    https://designspark.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015216894-Why-am-I-not-able-to-export-in-certain-file-formats-although-they-appear-in-the-save-as-list-

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  • Mark Carrozza

    Brad Levy

    Thank you Brad.

    Yes I just completed installing the file translators and now DSM v4 works well; it created the *.STL file beautifully !

    Somehow the original installation didn't do well.

    Great support from you all, thanks a million.

    Mark.

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  • Mark Carrozza

    Thank you Tom.

    After re-installing the file translators DSM v4 works well; it created the *.STL file.

    Thank you all for the great support !

    Mark

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  • Ian Culley

    Hi Design Spark Mechanical,

        Thank you for your official comment. It helped resolve my .stl export of my model that kept causing the software to lock up and not produce .stl file and sometimes crash.

    I changed the one setting stl export resolution from 'custom' to 'fine' and that immediately resulted in a saved output as .stl.

    I tried the same setting with a second file that was giving trouble on export with an immediately successful .stl result.

    Although it took me a good half an hour of web digging to find this page I was glad to find it.

    You have resolved my problem.

    Thank You

    Ian Culley 

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  • Tim Hoefer


    I can open/save STLs in DSM but when I do, without even editing, the resulting STL is gigantic compared to the original (i.e. Open, then SaveAs). Is there any setting having to do with scale or is some meta data possibly being dropped?  

    Example opened side-by-side in Cura...

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  • DesignSpark Mechanical

    Hi Tim,

    The Cura integration in DSM is quite basic and just loads files into Cura if it's installed.

    Can you check the design measurement units in DSM and Cura match? They should both either be Imperial or Metric system. In DSM, go to File -> DesignSpark options -> Units to check.

    Best regards,

    DSM Support

     

     

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  • Wayne McNab

    Hi. I have a similar problem. When I export a .stl to Acura, it is 4 times the size in Cura. I have used Cura for downloaded .stl’s and it works fine, this happens from DSM. I tried all the above in .stl setting, in inches and automatic. If I try 3D print .stl instead of The Cura, I get a error message with no explanation. I am using DSM 5

    Any suggestions?

    Wayne

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  • Tim Hoefer

    I neglected to reply back to DSM support.  This indeed worked in my case.  Thank you!

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  • DesignSpark Electrical

    Hi Wayne McNab

    There is a discussion on the Cura forum about loading designs with imperial measurements (inches). It seems Cura only support metric units and you need to convert the design to metric using a scale factor in the slicer: https://community.ultimaker.com/topic/28414-is-it-possible-to-reset-cura-from-mm-to-inches/  ]

    Best regards,

    DesignSpark support

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