Mar 10, 2022 04:45 PM
Hello, I am using Airtable to manage a small 3d printing workshop.
I am looking for someone who can help automate a very tedious task, presumably by developing a community based app.
The end result is that Id like to have a 2d image automatically generated and placed in an attachments field, the 2d image needs to be that of whatever 3d STL file is contained in another attachments field for the same entry.
The image is used in the Kanban view as a means of easily identifying the part/job as it progresses through production, and the image will also be used in the page designer block for printing a part label, ideally the image needs to be grey scale for ease of black/white label printing.
Currently I manually load the 3d STL file into a 3d viewer such as Windws 3D Builder, take a screen shot, and save the screen shot in the entrys attachments field.
Page Designer, to print label:
Mar 12, 2022 12:47 AM
I am interested to discuss further in details to offer solutions.
Please can you let me know availability for same.
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Mar 14, 2022 07:56 AM
Hi Richard, we can help. I’ll send you a PM
Mar 17, 2022 01:31 AM
Sounds like an interesting project and something that is right up my alley of expertise.
I would be interested in helping you build this out.
You can reach me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mar 17, 2022 03:53 AM
Autodesk (who I work for) has a series of web-services to transform and visualise 3D models. The Model Derivative API (APIs | Autodesk Forge) allows you to programatically send STL files to the service to be translated into Thumbnail snapshots of varying sizes (up to 400 x 400). So this might be of use to you in the solution. There is also an Online Viewer to view and interact with the native 3D model if needed. Interestingly the model derivative API can also extract geometric and meta-data properties from the model too. Also if there are other data points stored in the model that you need to drive your manufacturing process (part volume, material etc) these could be extracted too and imported into your AT base to avoid manual entry.
Mar 18, 2022 01:52 AM
This is very similar to a project I have completed already. Have sent you a video demo.
Would love to help!
Feb 18, 2023 05:14 AM
Richard, I’m evaluating Airtable as a means to manage our 3D Printing service at Boston University. I’d love to hear how it’s working for you!
May 08, 2023 12:00 AM
I tried playing around with a few options of my own, but have been unsuccessful thus far. I m eager to find a solution, and bonus if there is potential to grab certain 3d model information such as surface area and volume.