Multi body parts for 3d printing


(Taylorcustom) #1

I am creating a small collection of free, 3d-printable scientific classroom models, and I am trying to figure out the optimal way of uploading multi-body parts.

The first piece in the collection is this virology model :

I would like to know if it is better to do as I have done, and upload a single 3d file consisting of several separate parts, or to upload separate files for each part. The second method will become cumbersome, so hopefully it is not necessary.

In short, I would like to know whether or not the software that comes bundled with typical 3d printers is able to handle multi-body cad files, and to allow each body to be individually, optimally oriented for printing.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thanks!