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Design Checklist to Reduce Common 3D Printing Problems! Hello Pinshapers !

Design Checklist to Reduce Common 3D Printing Problems!

3D Design Software for Beginners - Pinshape Blog. You may have seen Lydia Cline’s creations around Pinshape, but did you know she’s written books on 3D design?

3D Design Software for Beginners - Pinshape Blog

She’s here today to give beginners a place to start their 3D design journey. She’ll cover basic design software that can help you understand the basics of 3D design, with videos included as examples. Which design software is the best? Untitled. 10 Steps to STL File Modification: A Beginner’s Guide Have you ever downloaded a design from Pinshape and had a great idea for modifying it?

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Maybe engraving your name or an image into one of the surfaces, or adding some extra details? While .stl files are renowned for being difficult to work with, there is software out there that will help you take back control! Award winning designer James Novak, a.k.a edditive, takes time out from his own blog edditive.com to show us some basic free tools that will have you modifying prints in no time. What software is available? The .stl files our 3D printers use are notoriously difficult to modify. Meshmixer (part of the 123D suite from Autodesk)MeshLabBlender (popular free CAD modelling software) Like any software, there is no correct answer to the question “which one is best?”

Tutorial: modifying a .stl file in 10 steps Model Import: Open up Meshmixer and import the .stl file by going to File>Import. Cura 3D Printing Slicing Software. 3D printing a Vase with SketchUp and Cura. Sketchup Tutorial For Beginners - Part Two. Sketchup Tutorial For Beginners - Part One. AISD Middle School Tech Ed - Google Sketchup. 3D Basecamp 2014: SketchUp's Best Features for Woodworking, Dave Richards. SketchUp Extension Warehouse. Making a Truly Solid Model for 3d Printing in Sketchup. Sketchup Tutorials, Tips & Tricks. Here’s a collection of Sketchup tutorials on MasterSketchup.com.

Sketchup Tutorials, Tips & Tricks

I try to explain every step in each tutorial so that it’s easy to follow along, even if you’ve never used SketchUp before. If this is your first time creating a model in Sketchup, try modeling a table or a vase. LayOut Tutorials LayOut is a program included with SketchUp Pro. It takes your 3D model, and helps you create 2D presentations with it. Software & Tools for 3D Printing. Software & Tools 3D Modeling Tools Listed below are the most common and widely used 3D modeling softwares. There are three main categories: CAD Tools, Freeform Modeling Tools and Sculpting Tools. Whereas the tools of each category can generate models suitable for 3D printing, the way the inputs are generated are different: CAD tools are largely based on using geometrical shapes to build models while Freeform modeling tools allow more freedom by allowing you to create freeform shapes. Sculpting tools are pretty much like using digital clay that you can push, pull, pinch and grab to form your models.

For easy reference we included information on User Level and Price, such that you can pick your software of choice based on your skills and budget. We update our listing of Software & Tools regularly. The Best Way Not to Teach Design. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

The Best Way Not to Teach Design

I remember when my husband started coaching the JV basketball team at a local high school in Richmond, CA. He had a passion for sports and loved working with kids. Sitting in the stands during the first game, I beamed as I watched him interact with the students. He seemed to shine. On the car ride home, we both knew; he was destined to be a teacher. What Makers Bring To Education. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

What Makers Bring To Education

What does the Maker movement have to offer education? One compelling idea is what some many consider to be an upside-down way to learn. Larry Rosenstock, founder of High Tech High, started me thinking about this idea in a conversation we had on project-based learning. He pointed out that most programs teach kids in advance the skills they will need to succeed at the project, but Larry believes that the students should learn the skills as part of the project - just at the moment they need them. For example, if one were to teach skills in advance for, say, scientific data collection, a teacher might show students pictures of the equipment they will use, test them on their ability to describe the function, demonstrate how to organize their data and warn them to label their axes--a somewhat mind-numbing approach. Create 3D digital designs with online CAD.

STL for Sketchup. MakerBot account. 3D Printed GoPro Hero 3 Frame by DanielNoree. 3D Printed Sad Man Sitting by Andy Bihlmaier. 13 Tools to Help You Become a 3D Printing Pro. Over time I have compiled a set of tools that I use to make my life easier when 3D printing.

13 Tools to Help You Become a 3D Printing Pro

No matter whether it is to fix a 3D printer, to remove support material or to improve 3D print adhesion, these tools have come in handy time and time again. I thought it might be a good idea to share the list of the tools and accessories I use most frequently such that you get an idea of what belongs in the 3D printer owner's toolkit. More... The Essentials If you are new to 3D printing the below list should give you a good starting point in case you want to compile an accessories kit. 1.

Masking tape is the most basic and most widely used surface covering for print beds. The most commonly used type of masking tape is the blue painters tape. When buying tape, make sure to select a width of at least 50 mm (2 inches). 2. How I Learned to Stop 3D Printing Everything in One Piece. In August this year we published a book review on the book Functional Design for 3D Printing by Clifford Smyth.

How I Learned to Stop 3D Printing Everything in One Piece

This book which shows you how to design objects that print and function in everyday applications, fills a knowledge gap that still exists in the 3D printing space: while many books teach you how to 3D print, hardly any literature tells you how to optimize a design for 3D printing given the physical properties inherent to the FFF production process. So we asked Cliff if he would be willing to write a guest post illustrating some of the concepts described in his book. 3D Printing.