Answered By: Morgan Chivers
Last Updated: Oct 03, 2019     Views: 5

Sure! It’s not the most common software many of our learners use, but it does work well if you follow these steps to export your Vectorworks model as an .stl :
http://app-help.vectorworks.net/2016/eng/VW2016_Guide/ImportExport/Importing_and_Exporting_in_STL_Format.htm

Be aware that programs like Vectorworks can make 3D printable files, but not every file is a good candidate for 3D printing. Intersecting faces, holes, extreme tapering forms, etc will cause a host of problems in the printing process. This guide discusses some common problems and how to fix them:
https://www.3dhubs.com/knowledge-base/fixing-most-common-stl-file-errors/

 

Feel free to come into the FabLab anytime we're open to get help translating your manifold .stl into a sliced .gcode for 3D printing!