It doesn’t matter how many times I order printed parts from Shapeways, it still feels like magic. The patterns for 622’s wheels existed only in my mind until I drew them in OnShape. Now in a few days, I will open a package, and they will spill out into my hand – no longer mere imagination.
Incidentally, OnShape impressed me once again. Where complex shapes like these seem to take hours of correcting in SketchUp before they are water-tight, the hardest part about getting them out of OnShape and into Shapeways was keeping the units aligned. The number of times I mixed up millimetres and centimetres was downright embarrsassing.