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What software do I need for 3D printing?

What software do I need for 3D printing?

Written by David

January 16, 2019

Basically, there is one software tool you do need: that is a slicing software. Optionally, you may want to use a software to create 3D models for printing. But let’s start with 3D modeling software as that comes first in the process. 3D modeling software When you wish to design the 3D printable model on your own, get a 3D modeling software tool that outputs your digital model in the standard STL or OBJ format. There is a wealth of more or less powerful tools for this purpose – we selected a few recommended tools. Free 3D modeling tools Extracting a 2D drawing to create a 3D model in FreeCAD (source: * SketchUp Make is a feature-rich tool for both beginners and advanced users. It is easy to learn – especially, with the help of All3DP’s beginner’s workshop for SketchUp . There is also a commercial Pro edition […]


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