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Re: Best Slicing Software

Post by ttabbal » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:30 am

Thank you! That is an insanely stupid patent. How the hell else would you generate supports? Project a line and build around it. Duh. How I hate USPTO. I'm getting to the point that my first order of business in my imagined "king for a day" would be to obliterate all Patents and Copyrights.

And yes, that alone is reason to shun S3D. Guess I need to use some time over the long weekend to tune Slicer and Cura a little better. Cura with the Lulzbot profiles is pretty good, other than overextrusion on the first layer and a couple little things. I would like a few more options on some prints though, and Slicer sounds like it handles things like thin walls better, which S3D is completely useless with anyway.

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Re: Best Slicing Software

Post by jebba » Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:16 pm


You're free to discuss S3D here, but I may rebuke you. ;)

Glad to see you're also concerned about software patents.



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Re: Best Slicing Software

Post by PdxSteve » Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:06 am

It's like Apple getting a patent for the shape of the iphone and ipad, which most devices use to one degree or another. It's just a rectangle with rounded corners. The people in the patent office need their collective heads examined.

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Re: Best Slicing Software

Post by piercet » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:01 am

I'm going to get a patent on the "submitting a patent" process. That will show them all!

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