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Where can questions that are purely about 3D modelling, or CAD, software be asked?

The on-topic page states that CAD, or 3D software, questions can be asked on SE.3DP, only if they have some eventual relevance to 3D printing. However, if the question is purely about how to draw/...
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Am I allowed to ask the correct name for a specific feature?

I'm aware I cannot ask for recommendations and I'm not interested into. But I'm looking for a specific feature of a 3D printer and since my primary language is not English I'm not sure which is the ...
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Are questions about how I can help in the COVID19 crisis on topic?

There's been a bit in the news about persons 3d printing parts to help in the COVID19 pandemic, but as mentioned in this Forbes article, Community response is high, but also in short supply is ...
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Why was this (stepper motor selection) question deemed "off topic"?

About Friday, this question was transferred to 3D Printing Beta: Which NEMA 17 Stepper Motor for Titan?. I left work for the day without clicking send on my comment, or my answer, and found today ...
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On-topic has been updated - finally!

Our topics page has been sorely lacking for a few years now, and in need of an update, in order to reflect what the site has become, and to take into account what people has been asking for. Note that,...
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3D Printing Stack Exchange question checklist

Here is a short list of questions to check after you've written a question (and to think about before you write the question): Have asked a practical, answerable question based on an actual problem ...
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On Topic: Purchasing/Acquisition Question types

I am pretty sure we all know the 3 types of 'never good' questions. The opinion based, the open ended and and the list of questions in one question. Of these, the third is usually curable. And we had ...
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Game plan - What is on-topic?

Please note; Due to its very nature, this post is very subjective and is not intended to be a definitive list of categories. It is merely an attempt to offer one perspective of what has been suggested,...
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Hotend question posted as a answer

This answer, from a new user, to the question, Anet A8 reading 739°C from the extruder thermistor!, quite clearly should have been posted as a question and referred back to the OPs question. The ...
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Software Suggestion Question

I am wondering if my question is going to be on-topic. I am having trouble finding software that is native to linux that can cut STL models in to smaller models for printing properly. Is asking for ...
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What is your opinion on SE Meta post regarding questions that cross Community lines?

Recently I have seen several questions that sit on the fence between staying in the Community and being Migrated because another Community might be able to better help. I recently put a proposal on ...
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Generalized questions allowed?

We have a question simply asking about the existence of a type of printer. This question does not appear to be revolving around recommendation. Personally, I feel that questions like this can be ...
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Are Questions about Online 3-D printing services allowed?

Are questions about online 3-d printing services allowed? For example, if someone needs a prototype and is not so concerned with the actual process of 3-D printing, and the question is around the '...
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Questions about Makerspaces and 3-D Printers?

Are questions about 3-D printers and their use in makerspaces allowed, for example, "What are the best practices for the maintenance of 3-D printers in makerspaces?" and "What is the best software ...
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Are questions about sharing settings On Topic?

With reference to this question: should questions about sharing settings for printers and slicers etc. be considered as on topic for this site? Or looked at it differently: how can one turn a ...
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Repairing 3D printer

The end switches of my 3D spider printer don't work well. I wonder whether it's on-topic asking how to repair 3D printers. In my case I'd describe what does not work, what the result is and what parts ...
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Bio-Printing Questions Okay?

A recent question regarding bio-printing has been put on hold and I'd like to discuss the validity of the question here in the 3D Printing community. I personally feel that the question fits within ...
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Is a novice question on a specific printer allowed?

I was curious if the da Vinci 1.0 AiO printer could print very small objects, like insects, nuts, or any other small object without a flat surface and additionally, if it could print the entire top ...
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3d printer filament type question

How to choose a right 3D printer filament type? I have also made an edit to this question. I would like to know the difference. So, if it is still too broad, can someone suggest an edit for it?