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What is the difference between slicer and common 3d design software?

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  1. cowy

    cowy Well-Known
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    What is the difference between slicer and common 3d design software? Could someone explain me with easy understandable words? Because i can't found the real difference of them thanks in advance :D
     
  2. Peter Van Der Walt

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    3d design = design/draw/create
    slic3r = slice the thing you made in 3d design software, into Gcode that the printer can interpret. Ie you need both
     
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    thanks for your info! i thought they are different kind of software,so i assume slicer is a feature in the 3d design software am i right?
     
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    usually not... Checkout Slic3r.org, simplify3D, Cura, etc as Slicers
     
  5. cowy

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    woops okay i checked it im clear now thanks :D
     
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