For example: DXF-files will not be rendered and visible in the window when 3D Printing is selected, but will appear after selecting 2D milling, laser cutting or chocolate/ceramics workflow.
If you plan to use Voxelizer software directly in connection with the ZMorph 3D printer and manage your prints from your computer, then you need to connect those two together. This can be done through a toolbar in the lower right corner of the screen.
Available connection methods include: Telnet, Serial and HID.
When you connect your printer with a provided USB-cable, select the HID method, choose printer’s number (should automatically appear in the menu) and press the connect button.
In the upper left corner of Voxelizer software window you can find following options: File, View and Toolbar menus.
The file menu is mostly for saving, opening, importing and exporting files. After opening your 3D models you can save or export them to a variety of file types. You can also find shortcut icons for mostly used opening functions on the right.
Two very important options in File menu are "set import unit" and "set Voxel size". Import unit should be the same as the unit in your modeling software in order to be most congruent and easy to handle. Voxel size, is the size of one Voxel, one square (or 3D pixel) and will affect your end result very much. You will be able to read more about Voxel sizes and its role in our advanced tutorials soon.
The View menu is there to help you view the 3D model from different perspectives, place or re-place your objects on the worktable.
Toolbar menu includes mesh transformation options. This one opens automatically every time you open Voxelizer. If you ever happen to close it by mistake, here is where you can find it.
Under the Workflow button you will find access to Designfutures.club. This is a place where ZMorph community can upload, download, share and explore files that they create.
When connected to the internet, you can download files from Designfutures.club at any time. Feel free to explore this amazing library in order to find models created by ZMorph users as well as exchangeable printed parts for older ZMorph machines and helpful accessories like spool holders and more.
To upload files to Designfutures.club, you must create a profile and log in first.
After placing your models on the worktable and adjusting them, you’re ready to proceed to the next stage of the 3D printing process in Voxelizer. To do this press "Voxelize" button in the lower left corner of the screen.