Envision Labs was a software development community that built Creation Workshop, a slicing and 3D printer control software that let you control your SLA and DLP 3D printers.
It was one of the most advanced pieces of software at a time when DLP and SLA printers were still very new and the technology was very much under development.
Creation Workshop had some fantastic, and notable, features, such as:
- It could work with STL, OBJ, and AMF files
- It could automatically generate supports for the object
- It could export the files to SVG, GCODE, or PNG
- It could control your 3D printer with GCODE a command line interface
- Was ideal to use for jewelry, artistry, dental offices, general hobbyists, and for light industrial use
- It was also compatible with FDM printers
Envision Labs had also partnered up with many SLA printer manufacturers for better support:
- Stalactite / Spot-A
- Elite Image Works
- Reify 3D Solus
Many of these companies were visionaries and pioneers in the consumer 3D printer market and paved the way for today’s fantastic, cost effective solutions.
Today, MakerShop is following the footsteps of those pioneers and trying to make 3D printing more accessible to everyone by providing high-quality content and guides to help anyone get started in this rewarding hobby.
You can check out some of our best guides here:
Sadly, Envision Labs and the Creation Workshop product is no more.
If you’re looking for CAD software to design 3D prints, we (HIGHLY) recommend Autodesk’s Fusion 360. It’s free (for hobbyists) and it’s FANTASTIC.
I studied engineering and for 10 years wished I could use SolidWorks again… but didn’t have a use for it to spend thousands of dollars. Then I found Fusion 360 and it is better than what I remember from SolidWorks, it’s free, and it’s backed up to the cloud.
If you’re here because you were looking for Envision Labs’ Creation Workshop and need an alternative slicer please check out our guide to the best 3D printer slicers.