3D printing software facilitates the printing of 3D objects created inside of 3D modeling software by translating the model into data a 3D printer can understand. 3D printing software is also sometimes called slicer software because it breaks down a 3D model into sections, enabling a 3D printer to create the object slice by slice.
3D printing software is commonly used in makerspaces and creative studios with 3D printers, but anyone with a 3D printer will need to use slicer software to print their designs. 3D printing software often has overlap or works alongside other 3D design software or general-purpose CAD software.
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