By Matthew B. Stokes

Build cutting-edge structure layout tasks with MakerBot Replicator 1, 2, or 2X


  • Intelligently layout a version to be imprinted on the MakerBot from the scratch
  • Make the MakerBot replicator give you the results you want, automating projects and doing submit processing on MakerBot output
  • Full of sensible assistance, tips, and step by step directions to effectively layout your version with MakerBot

In Detail

Recently we’ve obvious client 3D printing gaining traction. the facility of 3D printing is very large and its functions are doubtless endless—medicine, structure, and foodstuff, to call a couple of. Incorporating 3D printing into your layout cycle reduces total venture charges and lowers undertaking period, because it makes it possible for swift prototype iterations and immediate, extra descriptive suggestions. 3D printing seems to revolutionize sleek production and the expertise is enhancing in leaps and limits each day.

"3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot" strives to offer you an outstanding starting place for what MakerBot can do. It deals a hands-on approach to find out about how 3D printing works, and the way you should use its robust positive aspects to supply nice prints. With this e-book, you are going to study every thing you want to learn about designing and printing architectural versions utilizing the MakerBot Replicator 2X and the way to include a number of elements and colors from designs created through you and the community.

"3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot" will take you thru a couple of transparent, sensible examples that allows you to train you the way to free up the ability of your MakerBot Replicator 2X and the MakerBot group. it is going to aid you create versions composed of a number of components and colors that are 3D printer prepared.

You also will know about the differing kinds of 3D printing and the heritage top as much as the acquisition of MakerBot through Stratasys. you'll have a look into the main points of 3D printing software program, studying the best way to convert your 3D CAD version right into a actual 3D prototype and the way a number of innovations will impact your print. you'll then create extra complicated architectural versions with components created to slot jointly which are designed both by means of you or from the broad neighborhood libraries stumbled on on Thingiverse and GrabCAD. with a view to find out how to achieve the higher give up the contest by means of developing architectural prototypes utilizing 3D printing, then this is often the ebook for you.

What you'll examine from this book

  • Modify and orient versions in Makerware
  • Reduce warpage in the course of prints
  • Discover the impression of print settings and different gains on total quality
  • Use twin extruder for multi-colour printing
  • Create complicated assemblies using part tolerancing
  • Learn how one can layout for assembly
  • Incorporate flexibility into your designs
  • Find and alter versions from Thingiverse and GrabCAD
  • Scale for a tradeoff among time and precision


This is a hands-on instructional for a consumer to turn into well-versed with 3D printing utilizing MakerBots.

Who this booklet is written for

"3D Printing for Architects with MakerBot" is perfect for architects trying to developing lovely prototypes utilizing the MakerBot Replicator 2X 3D printer. Having event utilizing 3D CAD software program is useful yet no longer worthy as this booklet mentions a number of various CAD applications for rookies, as much as these extra complex clients who're possibly searching for extra features.

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This speaks for how fast the industry is moving, and how fast the technology is advancing. com/blog/category/makerbot-software-updates/ to see a detailed description (lots of pictures) of the improvements in each MakerWare update. ReplicatorG You might be wondering why we would even consider the ReplicatorG software. 1 and the purchase of a MakerBot, we wouldn't. The ReplicatorG software undoubtedly served as a building block for many of the features in MakerWare, and was the leading software for personal/hobbyist 3D printing for many years.

Similar to TinkerCAD, Autodesk123D has a browser-based 3D design platform; however, it differs substantially by not binding the user into using premade 3D shapes, but rather allowing for the creation the user's own shapes derived from sketches. Autodesk123D is also available for the desktops, iOS, and Android platforms. Using intermediate software packages The packages in this category give us more explicit control over our design, particularly in creating parametric models. Parametric modeling allows us to go back to our model's history and change parameters that we have previously set, allowing us to fine-tune features.

Chapter 6, The Community – Thingiverse and GrabCAD, helps you in finding and modifying online CAD resources into an existing design. It also shows how valuable and powerful the community around MakerBot is. Chapter 7, Iterative Design, explains a culminating example of several iterations of an apartment building's floor plan. What you need for this book You will require the following for this book: Must own a MakerBot Replicator 1, 2, or 2XMust have basic conceptual understanding of architectural design/engineering drawing such as perspectives and ratios and proportions Who this book is for This book is for architects who want to gain an unfair advantage over their competitors during their client pitches, by wowing the clients with their sophisticated yet cost-effective 3D design prototypes and faster delivery time through the incorporation of 3D printing into their architectural design workflow.

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