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Autodesk, Microsoft Enable Direct 3D Printing From Windows

Autodesk's 123D family of apps will be the first to take advantage of the direct 3D print function that will soon be available in Windows through a Windows 8.1 update.   (Source: Autodesk)
Autodesk’s 123D family of apps will be the first to take advantage of the direct 3D print function that will soon be available in Windows through a Windows 8.1 update.
(Source: Autodesk)

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great article
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Charles Murray   8/8/2013 6:13:43 PM
I agree, Greg. Five years ago, 3D printing sounded like something from a science fiction novel. Today, its reach has extended beyond the techies and into everyday vocabulary. Microsoft's connection to it will only reinforce that trend.

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Greg M. Jung   7/28/2013 12:04:20 PM
I agree with you.  Once Microsoft creates a direct application, you know that a technology has truly arrived.  It's enjoyable for me to see more and more people get excited over 3D printing (which was once a specialized, niche technology when I first entered the engineering workforce).

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a.saji   7/27/2013 11:40:11 AM
IMO I feel it's a good move by Microsoft. They have to find solutions which will make the users forget or take their minds off from the Windows 8 drama. This will be embraced by the Windows 8 users in a much more positive and proactive manner for sure.        

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notarboca   7/26/2013 9:41:38 PM
I believe that too, Charles.  Now if Win 8.1 will be supported by a lot of other manufacturers, it will be fine.  I downloaded the 8.1 preview and a number of my programs stopped functioning (mainly Trend Micro Titanium Antivirus).  But I think this will make 3D printing available to anyone who really wants it.

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Charles Murray   7/26/2013 5:48:09 PM
This is the ultimate sign that 3D printing has gone mainstream.

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