CAD Model Parameter Extraction API Review

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CAD Model Parameter Extraction API

CAD Model Parameter Extraction API

When 3D-printing companies calculate how much it costs to 3D print any given design, a number of parameters have to be taken into account. The most important ones include:

  1. Bounding box dimensions
  2. Volume
  3. 3D model dimensions

CAD Model Parameter Extraction

Features CAD.ai Materialise Autodesk MakePrintable Clara.io
Dimensions x x
Volume x x
Triangles x x x
Vertices x x x
Surface Area Soon x x x

A bounding box is the minimum or smallest possible enclosing “box” that contains the entire 3D model. How the 3D model is designed defines the dimensions of the bounding box. It is an important parameter not only because it tells you right away if the 3D model will be able to fit on the build platform of the 3D printer, but also because it helps to determine the size of the shipment package that the object will be transported in–important information that 3D-printing companies absolutely need.

To have an idea of how much material will be needed to print a 3D model, you also need to know its volume. Volume tells you the amount of space that an object occupies or that is enclosed within a container.

These parameters are particularly important to 3D-printing companies that need to provide accurate quotes to their customers. With CAD’ai’s latest tool, the CAD Model Parameter Extraction API, you get immediate insight into all the different values of a 3D model, including dimensions, volume and bounding box size.

Parameter Extraction API Key Features

  • Calculates accurate information about the 3D model, including the 3D model’s dimensions, volume and bounding box dimensions
  • Is very fast – information is displayed in seconds! (Graph example)
  • JSON response
  • Is easy to use and integrate, using our docs page

CAD.ai CAD model parameter extraction

CAD.ai CAD model parameter extraction

Parameter Extraction API Demo

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