Owning a 3D file does not necessarily means that it is printable. To be able to print a 3D file, there needs to be a number of characteristics allowing the 3D printer to “read” the 3D file as a solid object or a set of solid objects. Once you have uploaded your 3D file onto your Sculpteo account, our tools allow you to ensure that your file can be 3D printed.
After loading of your 3D file, Sculpteo provides two services:
- Analyzing your 3D file
- Repairs for your 3D printing
1. Analyze your 3D file:
The analysis of your 3d file is intended to provide an exhaustive list of reasons for the non-printability of your 3D file. Afterwards, we offer an automatic, semi-automatic or manual solution to fix it.
When loading a 3D file, our tool automatically scans your 3D file to determine:
- All of its structural features, format and size. This tool accepts over 20 different file formats. To find out more about transferring a 3D file to your Sculpteo account, please go to the website page Transfer a 3D file.
- The nature of your content: is it a single object or a set of objects? In later case, our tool offers to select the print option of your 3D file as a single object or as a set of separate objects.
2. Repairs on your 3D file:
Once your 3D file is transferred and analyzed, our system automatically generates a repaired version of your 3D file if it is not directly 3D printable. If you want to keep full control over the repair of your 3D files, you are able to choose manually other repairs options. You can also make simple diagnostics to know where you have to modify your own 3D file in your 3D modeling software.