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Top 3D Services: Part 2

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Last week I introduced slicing and CAD software, two key ingredients in a custom 3D Print. This week I'm going to cover the actual use of your machine, how to view and find 3D models, and venture into the still-budding world of DIY 3D scanning. Just like last time, all... Read more »

Top 3D Services: Part 1

SketchUp is a great app for all things rectilinear, like creating a model of your home. Download it here and learn how to design a charger caddy with it here.

Let's be honest, 3D CAD (computer aided design) is challenging to learn. Training your brain to manipulate and visualize parts in three dimensions is a learned skill. So where do you start? Thankfully, there's a multitude of free tools available for everyone to try their hand at 3D design. And... Read more »