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Blender 3D Printing Essentials by Gordon C. Fisher

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Installing the Print3D toolbox

The Print 3D Toolbox panel is an add-on to Blender. The first thing you need to do is install it and perform the following steps:

  1. Open up Blender or select File | New | Reload Start-up File, or press Ctrl + N.
  2. Open up the User Preferences panel, either by selecting File | User Preferences... or by pressing Ctrl + Alt + U.
  3. In the pop-up window, select Addons from the menu at the top.
  4. When the Addons menu page appears, there are two sets of menus, as seen in the following screenshot, one on the left and one on the right. Select the Mesh button at the lower-left corner:
    Installing the Print3D toolbox
  5. Find the selection labeled Mesh: 3D Print Toolbox in ...

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