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GrabCAD Print UpdateLast week, we released the latest update in GrabCAD Print! This month’s update gives you even more control when you’re optimizing your models. We also updated our software to work even better with Stratasys printers.

GrabCAD Print 1.36 Highlights:

Check out the release video to see the 1.36 updates in action!


GrabCAD Print Now Supports the New J750™ Digital Anatomy™ 3D Printer

The J750 Digital Anatomy 3D Printer comes pre-programmed with a series of anatomical applications, developed in partnership with medical device manufacturers, world-class research institutions, hospitals, and medical personnel.

Accurate, realistic and functional, you can achieve the feel, behavior, and dimensions of the real thing.

GrabCAD Print Now Supports the New Stratasys J850 and Stratasys J835 Printers

Design and creativity have no limits. Now, with the Stratasys J850/J835, the same is true for prototypes. Our tried and tested technology simplifies the entire design process, streamlining workflows so you can spend more time on what matters – creating, refining and designing the best product possible.

Selected Models can Now be Grouped to Print as a Single Object

Selected models can now be grouped via a new button at the top of the Project Panel or a right mouse button command. When a new group is created this will collapse and hide the existing assembly. The new group can be set to assembled or disassembled.

Additional groups may be created from the original assembly.

Show Assembly Structure for VRML and OBJ Files

There is a new option in the PolyJet Advanced Slicer settings. With this option enabled, GrabCAD Print determines the geometric structure of VRML or OBJ files and displays the structure as an assembly of bodies in the project panel. Each body may be multi-colored (i.e. textured, vertex-colored, face-colored or composed of multiple different-colored sheets) or single-colored (i.e. all sheets in the body share a single diffuse color).

The user can change material assignments for any single-colored body within such an assembly.

Transparency Inherited from SOLIDWORKS Bodies

When importing a SOLIDWORKS file (.sldprt or .sldasm), transparency attributes attached to SOLIDWORKS bodies are converted automatically to alpha values in the PolyJet materials panel if a transparent material is loaded.

Update FDM Material Licenses

Material licenses for Stratasys and Fortus printers that require licenses may be updated from GrabCAD Print. Updating a material license requires a user to have local administrator privileges.

Improved Project Panel Layout

The Project Panel has been restyled to improve usability.

Tangent Select Available for Faces

Tangent selection of faces is now available as a right mouse button command when Print is in Face selection mode. This can be useful when adding manufacturing notes to a chain of surfaces.

Manufacturing Notes for FDM and PolyJet Bodies and Faces

Bodies and faces can have annotations added to them, this is available for FDM and PolyJet. The command to add a note is available on the Right Mouse button, this adds a callout which can be activated by clicking to show the note and allow it to be edited.

GrabCAD Print Now Supports the New VeroUltraClear Material for the Stratasys J850 and Stratasys J835 3D Printers

VeroUltraClear simulates acrylic, achieving 95% light transmission of that material, and is useful for prototypes of glass, clear polymers, or transparent packaging. Learn more about VeroUltraClear material.

Support for ABS ESD7 on the Stratasys F370

ABS ESD7 is now supported on the Stratasys F370 printer for GrabCAD Print. ABS ESD7 is a tooling material designed for static sensitive applications, to prevent discharge or attraction to other materials like powders, dust, or fine particles.

Update Now

GrabCAD Print checks for updates on startup and will prompt you to update the next time you open the app. If you’re using GrabCAD Print in Offline Mode, you will need to manually update your components here:

Another Reminder: End of Support for GrabCAD Applications on Windows 7

Photo courtesy: Microsoft.com

After January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates or support for PCs running Windows 7.

GrabCAD Print 1.37 (scheduled for 12/17/19) will be the final release supported on Windows 7.

What this means:

  • Stratasys will stop providing software updates for GrabCAD Print on Windows 7
  • We will no longer ensure that GrabCAD Print works on Windows 7
  • We won’t be able to offer support for operational issues involving Windows 7 after GrabCAD Print 1.37

Upgrade PC’s running GrabCAD Print to a supported operating system. Please see System Requirements for GrabCAD Print for the list of supported operating systems.

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