SolidACE - Home. SolidACE - Home. 3D Printing Solutions. The power of CADspan is the geometry resurfacer; a new approach to file preparation for 3D printing.
Rather than assume that the input data has been created with a solid modeling program and the file might need repair, repositioning, slicing or scaling, CADspan simply takes the approach that what you see on your screen looks like a model that should be printable. The CADspan engine uses your geometry to perform a virtual 'shrink-wrap' and outputs an entirely new STL file that describes the exterior of your CAD file. This new STL file is a single, solid object, ready to 3D print. FAQs Who uses CADspan? Why do I need CADspan? 3D CAD Design Software SolidWorks.
Tinkercad - Solid modeling for artists and makers. Modeling tools for designers. 3D CAD Design Software SolidWorks. 3DTin. 3D CAD Design Software SolidWorks. I'm building a WebGL modelling tool for 3D printing. 2 weeks ago Father Christmas delivered a MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer to my office.
I think I understand how it must have felt to own an Altair 8800 back in the day when the world was on the brink of the consumer computing revolution. Consumer 3D printing could be another such revolution. But to print something in 3D you have to create a 3D model, and my survey of the software tools available for 3D modelling has been very disappointing. They broadly fall into the following categories: Expensive to very expensive professional products. Expensive to very expensive tools are tools like AutoCAD and Autodesk Inventor. Applications that have modelling capabilities but are aimed at rendering are those such as Blender , Maya and 3D Studio Max. I would puth Sketchup , OpenSCAD and 3D Tin into the "free but limited/difficult to use" category.
I was on a team that developed an advanced 3D modeller as part of an engineering tool suite earlier in my career, so I know what's possible. OpenSCAD - The Programmers Solid 3D CAD Modeller. Autodesk Releases Free App That Brings 3-D Printing To The Masses [Video] If you hear "maker culture" and instantly think of grease-stained weirdos who drone on about steampunk and "screws not glue"... well, you wouldn't be wrong.
But when a giant software company like Autodesk throws its weight behind "makers," you know it's much more than a subculture. "There was this huge digital content generation that emerged, but now that 'Generation C' is turning into 'M,' the Make generation," Tatjana Dzambazova, Senior Product Manager at Autodesk, tells Co.Design. "They want to start physically fabricating the things that they create digitally.
" And now Autodesk is providing that power, in a free application called 123D that will let any maker, professional or amateur, design and 3D-print anything on demand from toys to turbines. 123D lets you easily fabricate objects, not just visualize them. 123D differs from other free 3-D modeling software like Google Sketchup in that it's designed to let you easily fabricate objects, not just visualize them. An Open Web-based 3D Modeling Program for 3D Print… and More - SolidSmack. There are only a few things that get me excited: mild shocks, alligator punching and web-based 3D.
I wish I could say the following combined all three, but two outta three ain’t too shabby. Benjamin Nortier from London, UK has done the unthinkable. He’s taken it upon himself to develop a free, parametric 3D modeling program for the browser, whereby combining alligator punching mild shock and web-based 3D. He’s just started down the path of shaking up the 3D modeling possibilities, but as you’ll see, he’s already able to go from model to 3D print.
Putting 3D Modeling in the Browser For a breakdown of what inspired Benjamin to take this on, and why other modeling programs are not adequate, you can read his thoughts at his blog. Benjamin’s goals is for a 3D modeler which: is cheap, free or opensourceis parametric and has variables for complex modelshas a productive UI.