Architects proof-of-concept for a recent house design, explored at 1/8â€=1â€™-0â€ scale, modeled from AutoCAD two-dimensional working drawings to 3D in SketchUP version 8. This project was seemingly unslicable until the recent updates of RepG 0037 and Replicator firmware 5.5. Now, almost magically, it seems to work quite well and prints reasonably fast too!
Modeled and furnished at full interior detail and designed as three detachable pieces for interactive client viewing and visualization of each level of the residence. Almost no trimming, touch-up or cleanup needed after plotting.
Kudos to those always working diligently on the hardware and software that constantly hone and perfect the tools that make our creative fun and productive work possible!
When printing, our bot is live to the web at www.justin.tv/bot14me2
UPDATE Uploaded properly scaled .stl of the First Floor. Apologies for the oversight and many thanks to 'guus46a' and 'MangoT21' for pointing out my error!
The .stl files are in inches, from which we sized down to model scale at .26458418x (which is 25.4x for inches-to-mm and then .0104167x to move to 1:96 or 1/8â€ scale)
Searched for that â€˜sweet spotâ€™ with the most durable model, detailed size, clarity and speed-of-printâ€¦ and settled on all standard RepG accelerated settings, (10% fill) but with three shells and 1/8â€=1â€™-0â€ scale one-color.
Used an acetone pre-wipe and a cricut spatula for removal.