I have a
Prusa i3 MK2S printer. I chose the build your own option to save a bit of money and get to know the printer a bit better. It was worthwhile and the user comments in the online build manual were invaluable. My CAD package of choice is
FreeCAD. Like all CAD packages, FreeCAD has a bit of a learning curve. My go-to resource is this
excellent tutorial which covers everything I need to create a basic part. The slicer program I use is
** This needs to be updated for FreeCAD.
Once a shape has been created in Fusion, click on the
Activate Component button (typically at the top of the object hierarchy).
Right click on the top of the object hierarchy and select
Save as STL. Default options are fine here except that I usually set
Import the STL file into the slicer program, orient the shape and select the desired print resolution and fill settings.