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3D Modeling Software
Design software and model repository (freemium).
Autodesk 123D Catch
Creates 3D models from series of photographs taken at various angles using photogrammetry (freemium).
Microsoft 3D Model Repair (netfabb)
"Use the Microsoft 3D Model Repair service powered by netfabb to repair STL, OBJ, or 3MF files automatically. Like a spellchecker, this service will save you time by taking care of the many common errors in 3D models that otherwise would require manual repair by a dedicated designer. The service closes holes in the model, fixes face normals, removes self-intersections, and more." 100 MB limit on file size.
Free software; create, modify and share 3D models.
SketchUp STL extension
This plugin will allow you to import and export STL files.
Free online editor. "Tinkercad is an easy-to-use tool for creating digital designs that are ready to be 3D printed into physical objects. Users are guided through the 3D design process through 'Lessons', which teach the basics before moving on to more complex modeling techniques."
- TinkerCAD : Easy to use free online 3.D. C.A.D.app to get started with the basics of 3D modeling.
- Autodesk Fusion 360: Design tool that combines vector-based CAD with freeform modeling via the Cloud. (free if you register with .edu email address)
- Blender: Open source 3D creation suite that supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline including animation.
- OnShape: A collaborative Cloud-based parametric CAD tool similar to industry-standard engineering CAD software. (free if you register with .edu email address)
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