3D Design and Software

There are many 3D design packages out there. Some of them are free and some have to be paid for. In this section we will be taking a look at what's available and what each package offers.

Free CAD and 3D Modelling Programs

Autodesk: 123D Design

Before I owned a 3D printer I had never used a CAD program before, let alone a 3D one. After purchasing my first printer I needed to learn 3D CAD and I wanted to do it with a free App if possible.

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Blender is well known for its 3D modelling capabilities and is often used for creating 3D models for games, animations etc.

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If you have tried a package for 3D design. Whether it be CAD or 3D Modelling and would like to include it here then please get in touch.

STL Tools

ImageToStl.com - Convert 2D images to 3D STL models

An easy to use tool to create 3D printable STL models from simple 2D image files.

Convert OBJ, 3DS, X3D and VRML files to STL models

If you have 3D model files that you wish to convert to STL files then this is the tool you need to convert your files ready for 3D printing.


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