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SolveSpace is an open-source 2D/3D constraint-based parametric computer-aided design (CAD) software that supports basic 2D and 3D constructive solid geometry modeling. It is a constraint-based parametric modeler with simple drafting tools that is easy to use. It runs on Windows, Linux, and macOS. By default, SolveSpace utilizes its own CAD file format called .slvs for model storage. Jonathan Westhues initially created it in 2008, and as of 2022, a community of volunteers maintains it. PrintNow extended SolveSpace in 2023 to help provide our customers with the first open-source solution designed specifically for eCommerce print packaging.
Parametric libraries tied to CAD solutions have been around for a long time, and not much has changed. What has changed is digital printing and eCommerce. Connecting custom parametric libraries with PrintNow provides the packaging market with the best platform tools to drive sales online and automate workflows.
All the magic starts at the price calculator. PrintNow’s web-to-pack calculator manages the complexities of print packaging workflow all in one commonplace. Fully customized, you can configure all settings unique to each standard. Offer standard sizes and custom dimensions to expose variables like length, width, & depth & more. Provide download dieline support for offline editing & upload later workflow or offer design online & order now. Sample and printed prototypes ordering are both configurable before the total production order. Setup complex add-on options easily and calculate pricing instantly.
PrintNow has been developing web-to-print online print solutions since 2003, so our web-to-pack solution extends on continuous innovation and provides you the best of both technologies all-in-one solution. When it comes to print packaging specifically, a few features stand out:
Adding powerful capabilities like these can take your web to print service to the next level. Learn more about the endless possibilities with PrintNow.
SolveSpace 2D can import STEP or DFX files to get the raw geometry into the program, however, you will need to use SolveSpace 2D to build parametric standards and import into PrintNow.
Yes, you have access to the source code template that defines the Dynamic Price Calculator and can customize it as your own. A custom price calculator template works out-of-the-box you can follow when making design modifications.
Some print packaging products often come in standard sizes, and defining them makes it easy for the user to get started. Other print packaging products are better off as custom, so you may decide not to show any default dimensions. Some may use both. PrintNow allows you to define your setup uniquely by standard, so you control it the way you want it.
PrintNow supports two methods:
By default, PrintNow includes non-print regions, masks, & dielines in the print-ready files generated by the PDF merge engine. You have the option to remove them from being included in your print-ready files.
When using the Print Pricing Engine in PrintNow “Unit Per Area Range” or “Square Unit Per Area Range” is used for print parametric jobs. We define area range tables and quantity breaks for unit pricing that can calculate area ranges differently. We worked with both paperboard and corrugated companies to determine the industry standards. Please contact PrintNow for further details.