FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q.  I downloaded a digital content file. How do I print it on Shapeways?

Answer:

  1. 1. Unzip the file.  You will have a file with the extension "STL".  This is used to 3D print your model.
  2. 2. Go to www.Shapeways.com
  3. 3. Where prompted, upload the file.  Units are Millimeters (mm).
  4. 4. After it processes, select material.  CCE Models designs are best if printed in Smoothest Fine Detail Plastic.
  5. 5. If desired, set print orientation.  We recommend setting it for the standard vertical orientation.
  6. 6. In the Shopping Cart, select "Print Anyway".
  7. 7. Check out.

Note screenshots below for reference:

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