Hello,

Does anybody know how to calculate the amount of filament that will be used in Simplify 3D Creator?

What I need to figure out is what will the Cubic Centimeters or Millimeters or Inches be

from the amount shown for Estimated Filament: 54000 mm for example.

Thanks, Rick

## Filament calculations

### Re: Filament calculations

You mean the volume of filament used? That is not a commonly requested metric, but is easily calculated by calculating the volume of a cylinder with diameter 1.75mm and height of the length of filament used (pi (d/2)^2 h).

What are you trying to do? If you want the

What are you trying to do? If you want the

*weight*of filament used, you can approximate it by assuming 330m/kg, or you can multiply the volume of filament used by the density of ABS or PLA.### Re: Filament calculations

I've seen other people in 3d printing networks/services post their pricing for hire as so much per cubic centimeter which I believe is what shapeways and ponoko do.

So I was trying to figure out how to figure that out for my own pricing if I print for hire.

I'm finding that there are several different ways I can get the cubic CM through software or by uploading to shapeways.

Thanks for your answer!

So I was trying to figure out how to figure that out for my own pricing if I print for hire.

I'm finding that there are several different ways I can get the cubic CM through software or by uploading to shapeways.

Thanks for your answer!

### Re: Filament calculations

in s3d under mesh click calculate volume

### Re: Filament calculations

Thanks Jim, I found that today. Exactly what I needed.