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Ceramics rule update: Multiple Parts per File [message #37963] Fri, 04 November 2011 19:44 UTC
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Hey all,

We are making a small update to our design rules for how to put multiple parts in a file. Ceramics does not have a start up fee, so it is ok to put multiple parts (non-interlocking) into one file. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when you do:

Parts should not be nested
http://www.shapeways.com/topics/udesign/design-rules/ceramics/part_nested.jpg

The longest dimension of all parts must be on the same plane
http://www.shapeways.com/topics/udesign/design-rules/ceramics/part_orientation.jpg

Individual parts in an STL should have bounding box where the dimensions add up to above 120mm.
http://www.shapeways.com/topics/udesign/design-rules/ceramics/part_smallparts.jpg

The rules are updated on the Ceramics Design Rules Page.

Thanks, and let me know if you have any more questions.

Nancy



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