Step 1 – Importing a Model and Basic Controls
This is a good place to start. You'll be happy to know that Meshmixer can import a variety of 3D files, including STL, OBJ, and PLY. It is easy to import a model.
Simply open the program, click Import, and then select the file that you want to load. You can zoom in or out on a model using the scroll button. To move around the model, use the right-click. Last but not least, Ctrl+Z can be used to undo or Ctrl+Y to redo. You can also create your 3D product online by getting 3D Model Designer Services Online.
Step 2 – Transforming your model
After you have loaded your 3D model, you need to manipulate it so you can either continue working on it and make it ready for 3D printing or you can just rotate it to optimize it for 3D printing.
3D printing is not a critical process. However, it is important to remember that you want your object to be flat on the plate. You also want minimal overhangs. An overhang is an area in a model that has no support beneath.
You can print anything up to a 45-degree angle overhang. However, the quality of the finished product will be less if you go beyond this angle. The model should be oriented so that any overhangs are minimized.
Select Edit and Transform. To rotate, select one of the three colored curves (blue-green or red) and transform around the chosen axis.
Step 3 – Scaling your model
It is common to resize or scale your model. If not, it is still a good idea to confirm the size of your model before you start 3D printing. You can do this by clicking on Analysis in the left toolbar, then choosing Units/Dimensions. The dimension can be changed along any axis to automatically scale the model. After you're satisfied with the dimensions, click Done.