Frequently Asked

 

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What is the difference between LuBan and Simplify 3D?

Simplify3D is slicing software that generates G-code from a mesh model to control a 3D printer to print the model. LuBan is mesh-processing software that generates parts of a model. The parts themselves may be mesh models for 3D printing; they may also be 2D drawings for laser cutting.

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What is the difference between LuBan and Slicer (formerly known as 123DMake)?

LuBan and Slicer have a few similar methods, such as the stacking and interlocking models. In every method of LuBan, a model can be resized larger than the working dimension of a machine. LuBan ensures that all parts of the model are generated within the dimension. Slicer does not guarantee this.

LuBan has a finger joint and a module method that is not available in Slicer. The finger joint method (Mesh -> LuBan, Method Plate) is useful to make wood joinery. The module method (Mesh -> LuBan, Method Module) is useful to make big 3D printed objects.

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How to get started with LuBan?

Documents of LuBan are available at Download LuBan in a shared folder named “Doc”. Begin with the document “LuBan Get started.pdf”.

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What is the difference between LuBan and MeshMixer?

Both LuBan and MeshMixer can process triangular mesh models in OBJ, PLY, or STL format. MeshMixer is a manual modelling software tool. LuBan is automatic.

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There are some video tutorials?

Yes! You should visit Our YouTube channel for tutorials

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChbeOwTaHYc8sxpPFp6g-nA/videos.

Creators of LuBan

Prof. Lawrence Sass

Massachusetts Institute of Technology 77 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139