To add a model to the print pad, select the ADD button. Selecting From My Library will take you to the My Library tab. Selecting From File will allow you to browse to the file on your computer where you can drag and drop the file directly to the print pad.
To remove the model from the print pad, select the Remove button. Select Yes to confirm your decision. You can find the model again by selecting My Library.
Color The Model
Changing the color of the model is easy. Select the color wheel and drag the color to the part you want to color. For models with multiple parts, select and drag a color to the part of the model you want to color.
For mobile applications, press and hold the color wheel and then drag it to the part you want to color. For models with multiple parts, press, hold and drag the color wheel to the part of the model you want to color.
The Move tool provides a way to change the position of the model on the print pad. This is especially helpful when printing more than one model at the same time.
To move the model, select the model and then select the Move tool. Freely move the model by selecting it and then dragging it across the print pad. You can also select an arrow on the Free Move section of the Move toolbar. Precision movements can be made by entering a value in the Exact Move field, selecting the X-axis or Y-axis, and selecting Move.
When finished, close the Move toolbar and select the Move button to deselect it.
To rotate the model on the print pad, select the part and then select the Rotate tool. To use the Free rotate option, select the X-axis, Y-axis, or Z-axis and then select either the right or left arrow. You can also rotate the model by selecting an axis and entering a value in the Exact Rotate field. Select Rotate to rotate the model to the specified amount.
When finished, close the Rotate tool and select the Rotate button to deselect it.
The Scale tool provides a way to increase or decrease the size of the model on the print pad. Select the model and select the Scale tool. For free scale, select the up arrow to increase the size or the down arrow to decrease the size. You can also enter a percentage value in the Exact Scale field and select Scale. Entering 50 will reduce the model to half of the current size. Entering 200 will double the size of the model. The value 100 will have no effect.
When finished, close the Scale tool and select the Scale button to deselect it.
Center Model Tool
Select the model and then select the CENTER button to center the model on the print pad.
The Reset Tool enables you to revert any changes back to default. If the model has been moved, rotated, scaled or centered, select the model and then select RESET to revert it back to its original state. Select Yes to confirm your decision to reset the model.
Zoom in on a model by selecting it and then selecting IN. ZOOM IN does not affect the size of the model but brings it closer for better viewing.
Zoom out on a model by selecting it and then selecting OUT. ZOOM OUT does not affect the size of the model but pushes the print pad away for another perspective.
Select VIEW and then select the camera viewing angle.
Sidewalks (A) are mesh boundaries that print around the outside diameter of a part. Its main purpose is to reduce the tendency of warping especially when printing flat parts with ABS material. They should not be used for parts that have fine details.
Supports are used when printing creations that need a supporting structure to print properly. These parts may have overhangs, cavities or other openings that will not print correctly without a supporting structure.