3D Printing Architectural Models:
A Guide to Modeling Strategy and Software Workflow

3D Printing Architectural Models

3D printing presents tremendous benefits to the conventional architectural workflow. It is possible to print complex designs
without the need for skilled manual fabricators, and rapidly iterate on these designs with relative ease. Stereolithography (SLA)
3D printing offers incredibly high surface quality and fine detail, which makes it very suitable for architectural applications. This
white paper covers modeling strategies and software workflows that allow architects and designers to easily integrate 3D printing
into their existing design methodology, pulling best practices from Formlabs’ internal testing and from architecture firms
successfully using the Form 2 to produce models.

What you will learn:
Strategies for designing 3D printed architectural models

 Tips for improving the pre-print software workflow
• BIM (Revit, ArchiCAD)
• Surface modeling (Rhino, SketchUp)

Effective post-processing techniques
• Bonding
• Finishing

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