[OpenSCAD] New 3MF file format

clothbot andrew at plumb.org
Fri May 1 10:15:57 EDT 2015


Hey Everyone,

I've created Issue #1331 (see
https://github.com/openscad/openscad/issues/1331) to gather info and
interest around this new file format being developed by Microsoft and
others:

http://3dprintingindustry.com/2015/04/30/microsoft-announces-3mf-consortium-for-3d-printing-file-format/


Open Source examples (licenses tbd) will apparently be appearing via GitHub:

http://www.3mf.io/what-is-3mf/

--snip--

The code to read or write 3MF is available as open source: Microsoft’s
donated code reads STL/OBJ/3MF, writes 3MF, and can use Web Services for
model repair. The source code will be on Github and cross-platform code is
in development.

--end-snip--


...and apparently it'll be an open standard and will be relatively patent
unencumbered:

http://www.3mf.io/what-is-3mf/3mf-specification/

--snip--

3MF members have agreed to make their necessary patent claims available for
implementations of the 3MF Core Specification and 3MF Materials
Specification on a royalty-free basis.  For details, please review the Joint
Development Foundation Working Group Charter Appendix A, Patent Policy
Option 2, available at http://bit.ly/1KqwpFU.

--end-snip--


Thoughts?

Andrew.




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