View Expert, free 3D model repair for 3D printing

With DeskArtes Free View Expert you can view faceted models, report errors, create topology, do automatic 3D geometry repair, remove self-intersections and edit triangles for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Free View Expert offers professional mesh healing tools without any cost.

DeskArtes Free View Expert imports STL, VRML, PLY, ZPR, DXF and 3DS file formats. Output formats include STL, VRML, ZPR and PLY formats.

New AM Expert tool for automatic AM process selection based on the part technical requirements is optionally available for free View Expert. AM Expert database includes over 120 professional AM systems and it is updated regularly.

Also, you can purchase 3D CAD import modules to triangulate and auto-repair 3D surface models for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing applications. Import translators include IGES, VDA-FS, STEP, CATIA 4/5/6, CATIA CGR, NX Unigraphics, SolidWorks, Solid Edge, Inventor, JT, Parasolid and Creo/ProE formats. Conversion keeps original model colors for 3D Color Printing and generates optimized triangulation for AM applications.

AM Expert

More features available by upgrading

If more advanced model manipulation is required, Expert Series software suite offers an easy upgrade path to more advanced modules: Dimensions Expert, 3Data Expert Lite and 3Data Expert. These modules contain both manual and automatic repair, surface triangulation, model splitting and connecting, hollowing and drain hole, supports, 3D nesting, slicing, Z compensation, boolean and many more commands for preparing 3D models to Additive Manufacturing.

For all the Expert Series programs you can get a 15-day evaluation lisense. To order an evaluation license select "Help->Licenses" menu command in the program and then click "Send license request by email" button.

Program upgrade path for AM

All prices in the table are for permanent, single workstation standalone licenses and are listed in euros (€). Optional annual maintenance is 20% of the list price. Network licensing is available at additional cost. The DeskArtes tools give you an unbeatable price/performance ratio compared with annually licensed products.

View Expert
From 0 €
Dimensions Expert
From 300 €
3Data Expert Lite
From 390 €
3Data Expert
From 1900 €
View and measure faceted 3D models Free X X X
Verify and Repair faceted 3D models Free X X X
3D CAD Import, Triangulate and Repair X X X
AM Expert database tool X X
Split and connect faceted models X X X
Boolean, Cut, Hole generation operations X X
3D Text, Offset, Hollow, Drain Hole X X
3D Nesting X X
Solidify ("shrink wrap") X X
Painting and texturing X X
Slicing and Tool Compensation X X
Reduce, Smooth, Refine X
Create new geometry X
Solid and open Support structures X
Sand supports X
Other advanced tools X

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Dimensions Expert

Today, most CAD systems can output good STL data or data with minor errors. The most common problem 3D Printing users are facing is the build area size versus the STL model dimensions. DeskArtes Dimensions Expert gives you the tools to automatically repair and to split the STL data into separate pieces and accurately combine them after the build.

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3Data Expert® Lite

3Data Expert Lite includes all standard 3D model preparation tools for 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. Available tools include geometry generation, Boolean and 3D markup commands, Offset, Hollowing, Coloring and Texturing, Solidify (aka "shrink wrap") as well as Slicing and Tool compensation. Optional 3D Nesting makes 3Data Expert Lite a perfect 3D data preparation tool for powder based AM systems.

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3Data Expert®

3Data Expert is professional tool for preparing 3D models for Additive Manufacturing and Simulation applications. There are several commands for manipulation of both 3D surface models and 3D faceted models. These commands include Surface triangulation, STL verification and repair, STL Offsetting, Splitting, Connecting, Decimation, Smoothing, Solidify, Boolean, Part subdivision, 3D Nesting, Z Compensation, Slicing and Tool Compensation as well as STL Coloring and Texturing. Supports can be generated for DLP, metal and stereolithography processes. Special Sand Support command creates supporting plates for delicate sand parts with a push of a button.

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About DeskArtes

DeskArtes provides software solutions for Additive Manufacturing and Industrial Design companies since 1991. Customers in the CAD/CAM/CAE industry vary from small jewelry or ceramic design offices to leading car manufacturers and other multinational industrial companies, from design schools to Additive Manufacturing service bureaus and to hardware and software OEM. Major simulation software vendors are distributing DeskArtes software solutions to enable accurate and fast simulation results for for metal and plastic mold flow simulation. Currently, DeskArtes software is de facto standard for data preparation for full color 3D Printing systems.

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