Generate separate step files for individual enclosure parts

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ronie88
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Generate separate step files for individual enclosure parts

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Hi all,
I have designed a 5 sided enclosure for a project. I wish to get all 5 parts separately 3D printed in plastic before finalizing for metallic box.
How to generate separate step file for all the different individual component for single enclosure? Like separate face plate, separate base plate, separate side walls, separate mounts etc.
Thanks in advance.

mpyne
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Re: Generate separate step files for individual enclosure parts

Post by mpyne »

Hello Ronie88,

There is no feature in Protocase Designer to export single/some parts to step sorry. You can probably use FreeCad, or another CAD program, to break up parts into separate Step file.

Interested to hear how the 3D printing turn out. It would be cool! :)

Looks like this YouTube vid explains a decent work flow of breaking up parts for 3D printing. Specifically at 18:30 he goes over how to save parts to separate stl files. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7fcBrr ... nel=Ramast

Best Regards,
Matt Pyne

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