Printrbot JR tool chain

Steps for creating object in SketchUp and printing on PrintrBot Jr (MAC OS X)



SketchUp

Tools -> Export to DXF or STL

(requires http://www.guitar-list.com/download-software/convert-sketchup-skp-files-dxf-or-stl)

Export Entire Model – (Yes if no objects selected)

Export Units – Millimeters

Export to DXF – STL

Select File location and save

Start

netfabb basic

(http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1)

Project -> Open (File saved in STL export step above)

Edit -> Select all parts

Extras -> Repair Part

Automatic Repair (Bottom right of screen)

Default Repair – Execute

Automatic Repair (Bottom right of screen)

Remove old part (Yes)

Part ->Export Part -> As STL

slic3r

(http://slic3r.org)

Add (File saved in part export step in Netfabb)

Export G-code

Macpronterface

(http://koti.kapsi.fi/%7Ekliment/printrun/)

Load File (gcode file created with slic3r)

Make sure printer is connected ( Connect Button)

Check Monitor Printer Checkbox to see temperature graph

Heater – Set

wait for temperature to reach 185

Print