Mi­crosoft OS 8.1 works with 3D soft­ware for home and of­fice users

DEMM Engineering & Manufacturing - - 3D TECHNOLOGY -

Mi­crosoft has re­leased a 3D print­ing app for its Win­dows 8.1 op­er­at­ing sys­tem. The soft­ware makes 3D print­ing pos­si­ble be­cause it is na­tive to the op­er­at­ing sys­tem, mean­ing the OS of­fers plug-and­play sup­port for print­ers, un­der­stands 3D file for­mats, and con­nects lots of apps to pro­vide a seam­less print­ing ex­pe­ri­ence.

Now, with the 3D Builder app, Mi­crosoft has made it eas­ier for people to cre­ate and print ob­jects in 3D.

3D Builder soft­ware has a cat­a­logue of ob­jects you can cre­ate from or­na­ments to toys. The clean, sim­ple user in­ter­face lets you scale, ro­tate and ad­just what you want to print.

Add mul­ti­ple ob­jects to a sin­gle print – even stack or push ob­jects into one an­other to cre­ate new ones. Print­ing 3D ob­jects cre­ated in other ap­pli­ca­tions or ones that are down­loaded from the in­ter­net is easy with the app.

Home users of 3D print­ers are en­ter­ing an era in which ev­ery­one will be able to cre­ate and print three di­men­sional ob­jects.

There are a num­ber of 3D print­ers on the mar­ket and com­pa­nies such as 3D Sys­tems, Au­todesk, Das­sault Sys­temes, Mak­erBot, net­fabb, Ma­te­ri­alise, Strata­sys, Tier­time (PP3DP), and many oth­ers are mak­ing 3D print­ing a re­al­ity. In fact, 3D Sys­tems, Mak­erBot and Tier­Time are sup­port­ing Win­dows 8.1.

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