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

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An example – building facade assembly

Arguably, the most important part of any project is right at the beginning when we are deciding the project scope. If the scope is too large, the project risks going over time, budget, or both. If the scope is too small, the project loses depth and may not cover the intended content extensively enough.

Establishing the project scope

For our example, we are going to create the facade for a subsection of an office building, one of the intermediate stories, and one unit. We want to present several different facades; therefore, we are going to create an assembly where we can combine individual components rather than designing n number of different static options. This way, we enable one piece to be used across multiple ...

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