An STL file may contain multiple shells and each shell is represented as a triangle mesh. When opening a STL file, it is imported as a single object, even if it contains multiple individual shells.
Sometimes, we need to split these shells in order to make a model printable, easy to colorize, or apply different print settings for shell regions.
Bambu Studio supports 2 splitting types,
Split to Objects and
Split to Parts. They are both on the top toolbar.
Split to Objects creates an individual object for each shell and places each newly created object on the print bed.
It is usually used when the model is too big for printing, or you want to print the model with multiple colors but the printer is not equipped with an AMS.
Instead of creating new object for each shell,
Split to Parts keeps a single object and creates multiple parts for this object. After splitting, each part stay in its original position and will not be moved to the hot bed like an object.
It is usually used to split a model to easily specify the filament (color) for each part. In this way, a colorful model can be printed as a whole at one print job and does not need assembling.