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Advice for splitting models

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    • #144299
      Avatarnicholascaldwell
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      I have a Monoprice Mini — it’s a great little machine and it’s been the perfect starter printer for me. The print bed is 100mm x 100mm x 100mm. So when printing, say, the Black Ship mid-ship it exceeds my dimensions. Now, I may just shrink these down because I subscribe to the Major General Rederring’s theory of “keep it smaller so that you can put more on the table.”

      But if I did want to print full-size, any advice on how to go about splitting the model? Part 1 — just do a straight split. Part 2 — reverse-engineer the STL to a STEP so that I can pull it into my modeling program, split it and then add posts to re-assemble it.

      Best,
      Nicholas

      PS – If you don’t know the good Major General, try here: http://www.victorianadventureenthusiast.com/index/major-general-tremorden-rederrings-colonial-era-wargames-page/

    • #144302
      Avatarnicholascaldwell
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      HA! Mea culpa. I just noticed the “Small Printer” folder! You guys rock!

    • #144503
      Sam CampbellSam Campbell
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      We do a lot of small printer versions, but if you need to this is one of the guides we use for small printer cuts:

      How to cut STL models for 3D printing in Meshmixer

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