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Alternate preparation software

Alternate preparation software

Alternate preparation software

(OP)
We are using 3D Lightyear from 3D Systems to prepare files for building on a Viper.
Does anyone know if there is an alternate software for this?

Thanks

RE: Alternate preparation software

Considering it's a free tool provided with the system, you'll have to go 3rd party (and pay a premium). That software is nearly 20 years old!

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

RE: Alternate preparation software

(OP)
Thanks Dan.
I understand that it has to be a third party and against a premium but does it exist?

RE: Alternate preparation software

If you are referring to a slicer software, we use simplify3D. It costs about 150USD .

"Even,if you are a minority of one, truth is the truth."

Mahatma Gandhi.

RE: Alternate preparation software

(OP)
Thanks Arunmrao, but this software seems that it is compatible only with 3D printers. I am looking for an sla slicer that can output 3DSystems' Viper compatible files: .BFF

RE: Alternate preparation software

Considering BFF files are proprietary (and ancient, as I mentioned earlier), it's probably not an easy task to find someone outside of 3D Systems that will work with them.

Dan - Owner
http://www.Hi-TecDesigns.com

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