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That's strange that they don't say WHAT KIND of 3D printer is offered as the prize. How can anyone spend all that time putting together a contest and then forget to mention the most important part?!! HAHAHA! =D
#1 James William Kincaid (Homepage) on 2013-07-24 23:41 (Reply)
Very true.

And a STEP file, yeah that fits right in with us Shapeways users. NOT!
#1.1 Anonymous on 2013-07-25 12:25 (Reply)
What's so foreign about a STEP file? I've worked in Rhino, Solidoworks and ProE, all do STEP files as easily as an STL or anything else? STL's are not generally native CAD files.
#1.1.1 Gabriel Prero (Homepage) on 2013-07-25 14:38 (Reply)
And most Shapeways users are not CAD designers in the traditionally used sense of the phrase...

Blender, Tinkercad, Sculptris, Sketchup - do they export to STEP?
# Anonymous on 2013-07-25 17:14 (Reply)
It may be true that 'most Shapeways users' don't use a full-fledged 3D cad program. But it would be safe to say that most Shapeways designers do. STEP, or STL if you prefer, is the de-facto standard in rapid prototyping. And yes, the full-blown version of Sketchup does export to STEP.
# Wrench on 2013-07-28 16:12 (Reply)
STEP and .stl are completely different. Either one may be the standard for rapid prototyping but not both.

And most Sketchup users on Shapeways do not have the Professional version imo so also not relevant.
# Anonymous on 2013-07-28 19:01 (Reply)
The picture at the top is of an UP Mini 3D printer, which inventables sells on their site for $899. I'm only assuming, but that is what my guess would be as the 3D printer prize.
#1.2 Youknowwho4eva on 2013-07-29 14:07 (Reply)
Wow nice competion but they forget to mention that what kind of 3D printer is given in prize.
well AUTO CAD lovers will winning this competion because they know how to design a 3D car. wilmington nc property management companies
#2 teren louies on 2013-07-26 17:51 (Reply)

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