Monday, November 18, 2013

Microsoft launches 3D Builder app for 3D printing.Free.

3D Builder

Microsoft is also selling MakerBot 3D printers through its online stores for a one-stop shopping solution to your 3D printing needs.
Microsoft's 3D Builder includes a library of 3D printable objects, including "decorations, toys, jewelry, and more items that people can customize and adapt in minutes before printing them in 3D," the company said.
Microsoft's 3D Builder and other Windows 8.1 printing apps work in conjunction with both the keyboard-and-mouse and touch interfaces supported by the software platform.
MakerBot said users can download the MakerBot 3D Printer Driver for Windows 8.1 and print directly to their MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
"We have been working closely with Microsoft to prepare the printer driver to provide the familiar plug-and-play capabilities of Windows with the MakerBot Replicator 2," Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot, said in a statement. "Having the 3D printer driver be a part of Windows 8.1 rounds out even more of the MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that is designed to make 3D design and printing super easy and accessible."

Aproximate size 23.4 MB. Get Windows 8.1 to run this app.


Meet 3D Builder - the best place to view, prepare, and print your 3D models on Windows 8.1-ready 3D printers!

3D Builder is a fun, easy to use, free app for Windows 8.1 that helps you turn digital objects into physical ones and explore the exciting world of 3D printing. It also includes a library of example 3D objects to get you started.

Whether you are an experienced enthusiast or new to the world of 3D printing, 3D Builder is fun for Makers of all ages.

·         View and prepare objects for 3D printing on Windows 8.1-ready devices
·         Load STL, OBJ, or 3MF files from disk
·         Library of 3D objects to explore and print.


Release includes a number of minor bug fixes and a crashing bug fix on certain video cards.

The app developer believes this app meets accessibility requirements, making it easier for everyone to use.


Supported processors
x86, x64

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Source: Microsoftstore via PCMag

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