Via an easy-to-use online service created by Sculpteo for 3DVIA, users click the "Send to Sculpteo 3D Print" button on their own 3DVIA model's view page, specify the size they wish to print, and choose a white, black or full-color print option. Final printed models are shipped directly to users' mailboxes. During the online printing process, 3D models are automatically analyzed to ensure the best results. Digital repair and optimization are among the features provided through Dassault Systèmes and Sculpteo's partnership.
"We are very excited to serve the 3DVIA community with Sculpteo's technology by offering a new and seamless service to transform files into real objects," says Clément Moreau, CEO and co-founder of Sculpteo.com. "This new alliance contributes to the ineluctable democratization of 3D."
3DVIA.com is an open platform accepting most 3D files, including CAD and other standard formats (OBJ, DAE, 3DXML, STEP, and IGES), enabling community members to print almost any creation with the simple click of a button.
The 3DVIA platform is connected with other Dassault Systèmes solutions, such as CATIA and SolidWorks, which already include a Publish to 3DVIA function (starting with CATIA Version 6 and SolidWorks 2009).
"We are providing a valuable service to our creative community," says Lynne Wilson, CEO, 3DVIA, Dassault Systèmes. "We are connecting the virtual to the real, allowing 3DVIA users to literally bring their ideas to life by ordering a printed 3D version."