Materialise has launched the latest version of the 3-maticSTL software, a tool which allows 3D designers to modify their designs with even greater accuracy all at STL file level.
The 3-maticSTL 9.0 has been improved to offer better design modification and simplification abilities including 3D texturing, remeshing and forward engineering to create lightweight structures without compromising on strength or functionality.
Taking note from customers who suggested a focus was needed on rendering, robustness and new design functionalities, Materialise has produced an update that enables the creation of watertight designs to ensure the quality of 3D printed end products.
New features include a ruler to allow for better visualisation in the design process and conformal structures that follow the exact geometry of the 3D model. Point-based patterning has also been added meaning users can create an overall pattern on their objects with just one click and an automatic rib pattern function has been included to create clean rib structures that conform to the 3D model.
Users will also benefit from a 2D UV page allowing easy positioning of 2D textures and also sliced based texturing in the Magics Build Processor, which can handle sliced based 2D texturing in even large 2D files.
Materialise have already announced that the 3-matic is expected to be made available through the Altair Partner Alliance program for Altair HyperWorks users this year. APA is an on demand software licensing system which gives customers access to third party applications without additional costs.