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3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By : Richard Salinas
Book Image

3D printing with RepRap Cookbook

By: Richard Salinas

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Using cutting options in TopMod

TopMod has three cutting options that can be used to shave off portions of a model. They work by making cuts based on a selection of an edge, vertex, or face. These tools are selected from the Conical icon tray that is shown in the following image:

Getting ready

If you still have the program open from the previous recipe, save your work and reload TopMod. Open the first model we labeled as base on the workspace.


If you want to revert to the default settings, then save your model and reload TopMod. To revert to the default view settings, select Reset Camera from the menu under View.

How to do it...

We will proceed as follows:

  1. Go to the Conical icon tray and choose the Cut by Face Mode icon [].
  2. Select the face on the model, as shown in the following image, set the offset to 2.0 in the Tool Options window, and click on Perform Cutting:

  3. Select the face and cut it one more time. The model should look like the one shown in the following image:

  4. Go back to the Conical...