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3D Printing with RepRap Cookbook by Richard Salinas

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Using extruding options in TopMod

TopMod provides a library of seven different primitives. They are a series of geometric forms that are the simplest objects a 3D program can produce.

In this recipe, we're going to make some interesting forms by building them from a dodecahedron. We'll use two extrude tools: the Doo Sabin Extrude and Dome Extrude Modes. They can be seen respectively in the following circled icons:

Using extruding options in TopMod

Getting ready

You'll need to select the dodecahedron from the primitive's icon tray. Zoom to a comfortable work size.

Before we get started, let's look at the selection tools. These are called Selection Masks. We'll be using three out of the ...

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