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3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot by Matthew B. Stokes

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MakerWare options and settings

The first step after opening MakerWare is to add a model to the build platform by clicking on the Add button. Let's add Mr Jaws (by navigating to File | Examples | Mr_Jaws.stl) to our build platform. Once the model has been added, it needs to be selected by left-clicking it. This should highlight the model in yellow as shown in the following screenshot:

MakerWare options and settings

Mr Jaws is selected

Notice the buttons on the left-hand side, which are intuitively labeled Look, Move, Turn, and Scale. Clicking these buttons allows us to orient our model. Let's move Mr Jaws to the top-right corner, spin him 180 degrees in the Z-plane, and scale him ...

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