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Wish List / Re: [2017-10-22] OBJECT BROWSER 2.0 (Assemblies & exportation)
« Last post by MagWeb on October 22, 2017, 12:42:21 PM »
Great project!

Just a note on my Mac-only SceneManager:
It's Python source code should run on a WIN machine as well (You would have to install Python and setup MMApi. This done you could run the code via Python Shell)
For there are still issues to polish in the code (I didn't find the time to get that done) I didn't compile it to a standalone  .exe yet.
Sure it would be much better if something like this would be MM native.

For multiple export  to STL I just did a script doing this. You'll see it's pretty simple and stores the files hard coded to meshmixer/models but it does what you want:

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import mmapi
from mmRemote import *
import mm
import os


# initialize connection to MM
remote = mmRemote()
remote.connect()

# get list of objects:
cur_objects = mm.list_objects(remote)
# loop listed objects:
l = len(cur_objects)
i = 0
while (i < l):
    # find objects' type:
    cmd2 = mmapi.StoredCommands()
    t_key = cmd2.AppendSceneCommand_GetObjectType(cur_objects[i])
    remote.runCommand(cmd2)
    obj_type = mmapi.any_result()
    cmd2.GetSceneCommandResult_GetObjectType(t_key,obj_type)
    remote.runCommand(cmd2)
    # save meshes only:
    if obj_type.i == 1:
        # get the current name:
        object_name = mm.scene.get_object_name(remote, cur_objects[i])
        # store the mesh to meshmixer/models:
        cmd2 = mmapi.StoredCommands()
        cmd2.AppendSceneCommand_ExportMeshFile_CurrentSelection (os.path.expanduser("~/documents/meshmixer/models/" + object_name + ".stl"))
        remote.runCommand(cmd2)
    i += 1
   
# done!
remote.shutdown()

For such things are scripted easily, think a possible solution would be a feature to run loaded scripts directly from within MM.
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Wish List / [2017-10-22] OBJECT BROWSER 2.0 (Assemblies & exportation)
« Last post by rygoextreme on October 22, 2017, 12:02:17 AM »
Hi All,
I work in a non-profit making hands prosthesis (www.prohand3d.cl). Meshmixer is our main software beacuse is great and simple to adapt prosthesis to all our patients.
However, as we work with assemblies, we think in two "wishes" to improve the workflow of all in the same situation:
1. Object Browser: many 3d printed objects have a lot of pieces. An example is work with prosthesis with around 30 objects. The wish is in object browser is can group the objects in folders. So with that will be very easy manage the groups, duplicate, a find the right pieces to work. I know that already exist an api for Mac only, but, as PC user and not API skilled, I think could be great for all that this be a native feature.
2. Assembly Export improvement: In meshmixer we have 2 ways to export an STL, all merged, or selecting one by one and then renaming them by hand. The wish is we can export in STL all pieces separately in the same operation, and in the same time, the new STL files take automatically the same name in object browser. Nowadays for an assembly of 30 parts we need to select in object browser one by one, export and rename one at time. This could be a messy work when you have many prosthesis to work.

I hope as our team, you are agree that both wishes are very useful an needed in this great software.
This could really improve the assembly workflow.

Thanks for this great software! you are making a very great job!

Best Regards!

Rodrigo
www.prohand3d.cl
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General Discussion / Re: Meshmixer for Medical Community
« Last post by MagWeb on October 12, 2017, 05:02:52 PM »
Just a note to Dr Rickey's wish list:

 "It would be great to have a way to lock an object so it couldn’t be inadvertently edited, but would otherwise be visible."

Exporting the part (stl or obj)  and reloading it via menu:File/ImportReference the object shows up green and isn't editable.
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Adding a printer or setting up print bed
« Last post by bixby on October 12, 2017, 04:09:04 PM »
Thank you, I will give those a try and stop back by to let you know if it works out.
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Adding a printer or setting up print bed
« Last post by MagWeb on October 12, 2017, 04:01:55 PM »
If you are on Meshmixer 3.2 you manually have to create a copy of custom_printers.xml and edit this copy in some text editor (as Editor on WIN, TextEdit at Mac). You'll find this template file in Documents/meshmixer/printers. Follow the link noted in the file to create a new UUID for your printer. Save the edited file to the same location. At MM's next start you should find it in the printers dropdown list.
The dialog in Preferences and its Printers tab is broken in 3.2.

The mmmanual at http://www.mmmanual.com/printing/ refers to the upcoming print workflow in 3.3. You may try current beta 3.2.487. Go to https://beta.autodesk.com, sign in or create an account and click on Meshmixer Beta to get it.
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Adding a printer or setting up print bed
« Last post by bixby on October 12, 2017, 03:40:16 PM »
Im new here and new to meshmixer and was hoping someone could help me out. I using meshmixer to help with cutting down large objects to fit my printer, Da Vinci Pro, and to help me with good support structures.  I need an accurate layout of the print bed to help with the supports, cutting, and other various actions.  Seeing that the printer isn't on the list Ive been trying to add the printer with little success. Ive followed the manual and have created the profile but it wont let me select it; it doesn't show up in "Custom" or in the main list.

What can I do to make this work? Or at the very least set up a custom print bed size in order to generate proper supports?

Thanks in advance
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General Discussion / Re: Affecting / Removing surface details
« Last post by RS on October 12, 2017, 05:31:24 AM »
Yes, MagWeb is the best! :)
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Announcements / Version in Spanish of Spain
« Last post by ortoaltamira on October 11, 2017, 05:20:07 AM »
Hello!

We are group of companies of optics, orthopedics and pharmacy.

For orthopedics we are looking for the Spanish version of Autodesk MeshMixer. It would be possible ?? as well as training to know the tools.

Regards!
Pedro

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Hola!

Somos grupo de empresa de opticas, ortopedia y farmacia.

Para las ortopedias estamos buscando la version en español de Autodesk MeshMixer. Seria posible??, al igual que formacion para conocer las herramientas.

Saludos!
Pedro
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Questions & Troubleshooting / Re: Optimizing Texture Map
« Last post by rowiac on October 11, 2017, 12:11:33 AM »
If you are a student, even one that takes one class at a community college, you can get a free 3-year student license of most Autodesk products, including ReMake.
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