Adopt a simplified 3D Printing Process with GrabCAD Print

Article by Rod Mackay updated July 21, 2016


GrabCAD Print is a cloud-based solution that brings connectivity and accessibility to 3D printing. GrabCAD was recently acquired by Stratasys and they are leveraging the technology to make 3D printing easier. The new GrabCAD Print software is now available for the uPrint SE and SE Plus.

The current workflow for 3D printing with the uPrint and Stratasys CatalystEX software is relatively simple but GrabCAD Print takes it to another level by reducing the traditional 3D print preparation whilst providing intelligence for printer usage so your team can get quality prints, faster. Watch the video below to learn more about the new software:

A smooth 3D printing workflow

Get the 3D printed parts you want, obstacle-free.

  1. Print directly from CAD: GrabCAD Print allows you to print directly from your favorite professional CAD formats, saving hours of time usually spent converting and fixing STL files.
  2. Get started fast: Lean on smart default settings, tooltips, and notifications to guide you through a seamless printing process.
  3. See what you’re making: Work with detailed views of your model, tray, and slice preview so you can make necessary adjustments before going to print.
GrabCAD Print Preparation

GrabCAD Print Preparation

Get more from your printers

Optimize your resources with a management view of all printers and jobs.

  1. Organize print queues: Maximize print scheduling based on machine availability, estimated job duration, and other key considerations.
  2. Monitor material levels: Know how much material remains for each printer so you can plan and budget.
  3. Stay up to date: Notifications let you know when your print is complete (or if an error has occurred) so you can act accordingly.
GrabCAD Print Schedule

GrabCAD Print Schedule

Print from anywhere

Let anyone on your team experience the benefits of 3D printing.

  1. Print from any device: GrabCAD Print is cloud-connected so you can access it directly from any browser on your device of choice.
  2. Schedule and monitor remotely: Access and print to any supported printer in your company, even if it’s in a different geographic location.
  3. Minimal training required: A straightforward interface makes professional 3D printing as easy as loading a part and clicking print.

Conventional Design-to-Print Workflow

Conventional 3D Print Workflow

Streamlined Design-to-Print Workflow with GrabCAD Print™

GrabCAD Print Workflow

Give GrabCAD Print a try

GrabCAD Print is currently in beta and you can register and download the software to try it out. Check the supported 3D printers for GrabCAD Print before testing the software.

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Rod has been using 3D CAD software for over 25 years and has trained thousands of designers to use their CAD systems more effectively. Rod is the Javelin Webmaster and is based in Ottawa, ON., Canada.