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How does 3DPrinterOS compare to BuildBee?

3DPrinterOS and BuildBee provide a 3D printer software for 3D print farms.
At its core, 3DPrinterOS is a complete software package that does much more than just direct drive and monitor the machines. At first glance, the programs are similar, but there are major differences.

3DPrinterOS: an all-in-one 3D printer management software

3DPrinterOS is a cloud-based operating system for managing users and 3D printers. It allows you to securely send 3D print jobs to your 3D printer via the cloud. With 3DPrinterOS you have the opportunity to control your 3D printer from your laptop, smartphone or tablet. The software is compatible with .STL, .3DS, .3MF, .AMF, .OBJ and well as, .GCODE file formats.

A 3D printing management software to control your 3D printer fleet

3DPrinterOS, gives you real-time access to all of your files and your 3D printer. You can monitor the progress of your printer at any time and Pause or Cancel the print job, if necessary. You can apply custom settings to all of the 160+ 3D printers that we support. Our 3D printer management software offers the ability to control multiple printers at the same time, while also seeing the Live View.

Buildbee: all-in-one 3D printing software

Buildbee, a 3D printing software, allows users to 3D print on FDM printers with BuildBee's integrated slicing software.
As a cloud-based slicer, it presently shows an advantage over purely desktop options, so that users can access their files from anywhere in the world at any time. You can use this platform to connect your 3D printer and use either a browser or the mobile app from the Google Play Store.

BuildBee: Print designs using 3D apps

BuildBee helps to monitor 3D printers and 3D print your designs.
Features vary from the more basic, such as resizing and rotating a model, to more advanced mixing and splitting - useful for 3D printing large objects in segments. Users can upload SVGs or image files to create 3D-printed models. A built-in height wizard prints test lines to get a sense of Z-offset calibration. And while newer users can begin with a library of 3D models to print, as well as tutorials to guide them, experts can upload custom .GCODE to print using experimental settings.

3DPrinterOS vs. BuildBee

The cloud-based 3DPrinterOS, is specifically recommended for makerspaces and 3D print farms, as it also allows you to share data, allocate access and even bill your users. There is a lot of functionality for managing users and banks of 3D printers. Both software is well suited for everyday use with the 3D printer and is also free for non-commercial use, so you can try both and then decide which is the better software for you.
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