The control we have over infill (pattern, density, etc.) is great - but I think it would be quite cool if it was possible to take the gcode of a sliced model and import it into a CAD package. I realize I might be in a minority of typical printer users by having access to Solidworks premium, but being able to take a file that corresponds to how the model was printed (in terms of internal structure, density and infill type) and run finite element simulations to see how the strength of the part is affected by different infill levels would be amazing
How hard would it be to generate an .stl from gcode? I realize I could manually try and capture the infill geometry and adjust my model… but that would be time consuming. I’d like a script that takes in gcode, and prints to file an .stl of what a printer would create.