Ever since it has unveiled its cloud-based AM platform ZAP, many could have thought that 3D Control Systems will solely focus on this new platform which encompasses everything operators need to run a factory, from ERP, MES, CRM, and PLM.
However, the company did not forget its first “flagship” platform, 3DPrinterOS, a platform through which it had gained so much popularity that many people tended to believe that 3DPrinterOs was the company’s name. Following the launch of ZAP, co-founder and CEO Michelle Bockman clarified in a conversation with 3D ADEPT Media that 3DPrinterOs is not a standalone company but just the first platform 3D Control Systems has been developing since its beginnings.
As a reminder, the principle of 3DPrinterOS is pretty simple to understand: connect desktop 3D printers to a network just the same as desktop PCs are linked to a server.
Today, the cloud-based software company announces a fresh design with an updated color palette for its first platform.
“We’ve used cutting-edge technologies to decrease page loading speeds by more than three times which helps our customers innovate faster! Our aspiration is to continue to be the #1 3Dprinter management platform in the industry. Our main focus is to keep the core functionality consistent, while giving the platform a cleaner look. We’ve decreased the number of buttons significantly, which will streamline your workflow. We’ve also developed a smart system for choosing the right slicer for your 3D printer. The system will now know which slicer you’ll need, based on your current 3D printers and the last used application (Magic Fix or STL Editor). We’re also happy to announce the Analyze feature in the STL Editor (Layout). This will help you analyze if the model’s first layer is touching the build plate, if supports are needed, infill recommendations and if there are any mesh holes. You can now toggle ‘’Show hosts’’ in the Printers tab. This will help you by clearing the extra information from your screen, when it’s necessary”, the company explains.
Other improvements include:
- Quick printer selection
- Simpler filtering and searching on the History page
- Uploading files by dragging and dropping
- UI/UX improvements for the Slicers, STL Editor and various other applications
- You can now undo Delete, if needed
- Improved mobile performance
- Organization Admin panel is categorized and greatly improved for a better experience
- You can now Report the Problem with ‘’verbose mode ’’ enabled, from the Printer Settings, so we could get all the necessary information from the printers.
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