Overview

CraftWare is a FREE, fast, easy-to-use slicer software that converts your digital 3D object into a .gcode toolpath format understood by most 3D printers.

CraftWare primarily works as a slicer for solid 3D digital objects, but it is also an excellent tool for many other tasks. You can interactively manage your prints, thus reducing build time and finding the optimal build supports. CraftWare also utilizes the most impressive gcode visualizer on the market; this allows you to see each print layer-by-layer, from any angle, easily allowing you to detect any places that you may want to modify before printing. It is basically like seeing a finished print in front of you before you press the start button.

CraftWare utilizes dual channel communication for real time interaction between the software and the printer -just another great tweaking option.

Our slicing algorithm effectively supplies the best possible toolpath for your CraftBot, providing the utmost quality as soon as possible. CraftWare also supports all reprap printers using the standard gcode command set.

Strengths

  • Open multiple .stl, .obj files and arrange them on the build platform.

  • Scale, move, and rotate, clone individual models or groups of models at once.

  • Interactive support management.

  • Effective slicing of objects in no time.

  • Load/save .gcode generated from other programs too.

  • Manipulate gcode: edit, copy, paste, cut.

  • Gcode toolpath traversal.

  • Machine control.

Modeling

CraftWare is not a 3D design program. You can still do your 3D modeling in whatever program you choose. We recommend an easy startup program such as Google SketchUp.

Help us test it out

CraftWare is currently in the Beta stage, so feel free to download it and let us know what you think! Any Windows operating system from Windows 7 and up will work.

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