Cubify Now Macify’d

By on November 17th, 2012 in Software

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3D Systems has abruptly introduced a new version of their Cube 3D printer management software (Cubify) specifically for OSX. This is a major step by 3D Systems, who up to now have not offered OS/X-based software for, um, well, anything as far as we can tell. 
The software performs well, offering an extremely simple interface for non-technical 3D printer owners. Large buttons and simplified controls are the menu for this software. The tool imports STL, automatically repairs it into printable state and provides simple orientation/scaling. Of course it also slices your model for printing – and it does this very rapidly compared to anything using Skeinforge under the covers. 
We think this is a huge move by 3D Systems, as their move towards the consumer market would be significantly blunted if they hadn’t offered software for OS/X. 
We’re now wondering when they’ll offer an OS/X version of their inexpensive Cubify Invent 3D modeling software. 

By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!