What 3d Modelling software?

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Capella_Ben
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What 3d Modelling software?

Post by Capella_Ben »

Hi All,

I'm waiting for my Felix 2.0 to arrive and have been playing around with various 3d modelling software. Some of the free software is OK (like autodesk 123D Design), but they are pretty limited and don't have a full basic feature set.

There are a heap of CAD software packages out there, but I'm not sure which would be suitable.

What are you using and why?

Ben
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Ben
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Felix 3.0 (upgraded from 2.0)

seaton
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Post by seaton »

I've been using the Pro version of Alibre, now Geomagic, and I'm very happy with it.

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Hugues
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Post by Hugues »

I've been using Autodesk Fusion for a while now, very easy to use.
They have a Mac and Windows version, altough they are replacing them with inventor fusion 360, online version, quite similar
http://labs.autodesk.com/technologies/fusion
download links are below
Hugues
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Frank M
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Post by Frank M »

I use Sketchup. It's easy to use and there are some tutorials video one the website.

http://www.sketchup.com

Frank

Capella_Ben
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Post by Capella_Ben »

Thanks guys.

I have tried a few now.
* Autodesk 123D Design
* Geomagic/Cubify Design
* OpenSCAD
* Sketchup
* Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2013
* Rhino
* Blender
* turboCAD
* BRL-CAD
* Naro CAD
* and the brand new DesignSpark Mechanical.

A lot of these aren't suitable for 3D printing as they were designed for other purposes like 3D animation.

I found that the free Autodesk products are the best. Both 123d Design and Inventor Fusion are free. Inventor Fusion is the one I'll go with. It has the best interface by a country mile (100,000 times better than Blender) and does everything I need it to (except 3D text, but I have a workaround for that).

My Felix arrived the other day and I am almost finished assembling it. :D

Ben
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Ben
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Felix 3.0 (upgraded from 2.0)

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