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3D Printing Prep & Repair Hub

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Looking for basic CAD/Modeling programs to build a model with? We recommend Tinkercad: Autodesk as an entry level CAD program and Blender ; then move on to Rhino or Fusion360: Autodesk. For model repair, we recommend Netfabb, Autodesk Meshmixer,and MeshLab.

STL File Errors?WHAT NOW?

Design for 3D Printing

 

PROGRAM DOWNLOADS

FREE Autodesk software: including Fusion360, Tinkercad and more!, Meshmixer, free STL modification/editing software (useful for repair),  FREE & commercial CAD Software and FREE STL viewers
Download for classic Makerware software (highly preferred over Makerbot Print), MESHLAB FREE download

FILE REPAIR

Mesh Repair in Rhino (via UPenn)
Repairing STLs in Meshlab & Netfabb (Shapeways)
Tips to Resolve 3D Model Issues in Netfabb (Shapeways)
Clean up 3D scans with Meshmixer-basic(1)
Clean up 3D scans with Meshmixer-including holes(2)
3Dscanning: Alignmnent with MESHLAB &HERE too
MESHLAB FREE download
Automated REPAIR with MESHMIXER
NETFABB repair from Shapeways

VIDEO TUTORIALS

Rhino: How to troubleshoot solid and Boolean problems
Rhino Video Tutorials (via Kyle Houchens)
Rhino Tutorials (via Lynda)
AutoCAD Tutorials (via Lynda)
SolidWorks Tutorials (via Lynda)
Using the Sense Handheld 3D Scanner
Object 3D Scanning with itSeez3D & the Structure Sensor
Face 3D Scanning with itSeez3D & the Structure Sensor
Full Body 3D Scanning with itSeez3D a& the Structure Sensor

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