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  1. #1
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    3D model layer splitting?

    Hi guys


    Not having any luck trying to search a program i saw a few years back.


    I basically have 3D models I would like split into layers so a laser cutter could cut the shapes

    I would then like to assemble these from the ground up giving me an accurate representation of the model.

    I remember seeing a special program which would separate the model in to cut-table layers.

    Been googleing and can't seem to find anything,

    Some one must be using similar type of program. Any ideas

    Thanks

    James

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    Vectric's Cut 3D will do this (model slicing):

    Cut 3D - Feature Overview
    CAD, CAM, Scanning, Modelling, Machining and more. http://www.mcpii.com/3dservices.html

  3. #3
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    Do you have a CAD package? You could do it pretty easily with it.

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    Thanks a bunch,

    This is exactly what I was looking for vetric 3D looks good for me.

    Cheers!

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    Hello rbs,

    I don't think Cut3D is the right software for your application.

    Cut3D is designed for creating CNC toolpaths for cutting 3D models,
    it's not designed to drive Lasers - it does not create vector boundaries
    which I would guess is what the laser requires.

    If you have any questions please email support@vectric.com

    Tony

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    Hi Burrman , I'm gonna use rhino.

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    For anyone else here's a thread about this after doing some research..

    Slicing 3D Models - Page 2 - Let's Talk ShopBot

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