3D Modeling - CAD Library

Websites to download 3D Models

There are several websites where you can download free and paid 3D CAD Models, here is a list of some of our favorites: Thingiverse (http://www.thingiverse.com/) Yeggi (http://www.yeggi.com/) Cults (https://cults3d.com/en) Pinshape (https://pinshape.com/) 3DShook (http://www.3dshook.com/) GrabCAD (https://grabcad.com/) 3D Warehouse (https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/?hl=en) CGTrader (https://www.cgtrader.com/) TurboSquid (http://www.turbosquid.com/) 3DExport (https://3dexport.com/...

3D Design Software and STL File Manipulation Software

3D Design Software Software License Experience Level Website Autodesk 123D Freeware Beginner http://www.123dapp.com/ OpenSCAD GNU GPL Amateur http://www.openscad.org/ FreeCAD GNU LGPL Amateur http://freecadweb.org/ Seamless3D MIT Intermediate http://www.seamless3d.com/ Google Sketchup Freemium Intermediate http://www.sketchup.com/ SolidWorks Commercial Expert http://www.solidworks.com/ Blender GNU GPL Expert https://www.b...

Using NetFabb basic to make downloaded thingiverse models printable

If you have downloaded a model from thingiverse.com (http://thingiverse.com/) it should just work! We agree! Sadly, thingiverse does not test the model for printability. However, all is not lost, we have made instructions on how to fix this, so please follow along with this scan of the University of Maryland mascot statue. 1. If the model is all black the model's normals are pointing inward and the Cura slicer can figure out that the normals need to be flipped. 2. However, in this mod...

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