As always around this time, the boys of Autodesk they have just announced a new, much more complete version for one of the most used design software such as AutoCAD. In this new version it now comes with full support for 3D printing thanks to a new module called Print Studio As a detail, I can tell you that it will be delivered as an application separate from the AutoCAD 2017 suite and, while separating functionality, it has been designed to simplify as much as possible the necessary processes from the design step to the 3D printing model.
According to those responsible for the development of the well-known design software, this new software now offers two possibilities to send the design made to a 3D printer, the previous option in which you directly contact a external service of 3D printing, something that many users liked or the new version where Print Studio is used where literally any user can send the design directly to your 3D printer as long as it is directly connected to the computer or to the same network. In any case, a file can also be generated that can be sent later.
As the creators of this new functionality indicate, as Print Studio is a completely independent app AutoCAD also offers the possibility of importing other CAD files to prepare the 3D printing process and make use of the built-in tools such as the generation of supports, repair and even the preview.
Without a doubt, we must recognize the effort and resources invested on this occasion by the boys of AutoDESK in the new version of your software, which will now surely reach many more designers thanks to the new possibilities and functionality that it offers in reference to technologies such as 3D printing.