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The ZBD file format is the Z build session data prepared for a ZCorp 3D printer. STL files are effectively dimensionless, so an object could be interpreted as one inch in length, Receiving *.ZBD files from students saves time and man power, which benefits the students by allowing the RPC to get more projects done in shorter amounts of time with lower cost to the student.
- If the file is submitted as a *.ZBD then there should be no confusion in terms of the scale of parts.
Slicing the Part
- The ZPrint software allows the user to slice their part layer by layer, helping to ensure that there are no unexpected errors.
- The ZPrint software displays non-agreeing (inverted) normals as grayed-out surfaces.
- These can be manually flipped and corrected within the software.
- Inverted normals will not print.
allows the user to orient the part in the most efficient (minimum z
direction) and least destructive (minimum chance of deformation along the
part's long axis) manner.
- The user is able to calculate the price of the part within ZPrint.
- The cost can then be reduced by remodeling the part in order to consume less material/machine time (by shelling, scaling down,
- Reducing the cost also reduces your wait time for the part.