Best CAD Software for 3D Printing 2018

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Do you want to find the right CAD program?

Then you’ve come right!

Anyone wants to do just everything, even need the right software ie CAD programs to make the job easier.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced with CAD software, you will get tips on which CAP program suits you best.

Do you know what the best is?

When I started using CAD for my first 3D printer , I had no previous experience of 3D modeling, just a lot of ideas and a list of free CAD programs online.

So to make your exploration easier, I have listed the most popular purchases and free CAD programs in Swedish below.

Here are our favorite programs listed:

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Blender

The first program I downloaded and familiarized myself with was Blender – a full-featured modeling program with physics engine, animation capabilities, as well as a panic feel of seven hundred settings and menus to ignore while trying to put ears on a globe without the computer crashing because you nose and happened to ask the program to divide slightly with zero.

We can sum it up with a somewhat high threshold. A number of googlers and some YouTube tutorials later I was more pleased with what I managed to accomplish in Blender.

It’s a great program with great possibilities for use with a 3D scanner . But the program requires some computer power and may not be the ultimate beginner program .

TinkerCad

TinkerCad is a bit of a straight opposite to Blender, it’s incredibly simple, educational and runs directly in your browser .

It’s relatively limited what you can do with your 3D object, there’s a menu full of basic shapes to puzzle together as if it were lego, but you can not ask the program round of the corners for you.

TinkerCad makes it very easy to import vector graphics and make it three-dimensional and ready for printing, something I still think today is unnecessarily complicated in the more advanced programs I use.

Autodesk Fusion 360

Autodesk Fusion 360 is a more regular CAD program designed for product design , with a button to easily send your finished item directly to any 3D printer or slicer. It should be acknowledged that I did not really know how to use any of the features until I got a crash course in SolidWorks, a payment program with similar features. There are two modes to work in, a CAD mode with logic, and a modeling mode, where you can easily turn your stylish symmetrical model into an organic chaos, if you wish.

Thanks to the fact that Fusion 360 offers a mix of features found in both Blender and TinkerCad, it’s currently the program I use most, a kind of golden middleway.

Sooner or later, everyone finds their own favorite tool to work in, but for a new 3D model, I would recommend TinkerCad .

Want help finding the right 3D printer? Then read our guide to buying 3D printers !

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