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

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An example – roof truss

We will be using the roof truss we modeled in Chapter 2, 3D Modeling Software, and going through the necessary steps in preparation for our first print.

To begin with, let's open MakerWare and add ch2_roof_truss.stl to our build platform.

Note

Sometimes, based on how we have designed the model when we add a file to the build platform, we will be prompted with the pop up shown in the following screenshot. It's best to select Keep Position and ensure that we manually orient the part on the build platform at a later time once properly oriented.

An example – roof truss

How should we orient this part? If we remember in Chapter 2, 3D Modeling Software, we ...

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