Jason Pohl and how xShape has changed his world of industrial design.
This week’s selection is “FreeCAD Beginner’s Starter Kit” by Aleksander Sadowski.
This week’s selection is “3D Printing with SketchUp” by Aaron Dietzen.
Highlights and observations of Onshape Live 23.
Metafold is a powerful tool to generate and process highly complex 3D models.
This week Luma AI announced a new 3D model generation technology, that while crude today, will ultimately dominate in the future.
Online 3D modeling tool Clara.io is shutting down.
A new service for shared 3D model development has been launched by Womp.
SnapEDA announced a new Syndication Network that releases “millions” of 3D models.
I’ve been looking at trinckle’s Fixture Designer software, and it’s quite impressive.
Sketch2Pose provides an intriguing capability that might eventually lead to a new way of 3D modeling.
Autodesk released a new version of Fusion 360, and there are quite a few new useful features.
This week’s selection is “Integrating 3D Modeling, Photogrammetry and Design” by Shaun Foster and David Halbstein.
I caught a glimpse of a potential future for 3D modeling tools, and it’s breathtaking.
At long last, it appears that Blender will soon be able to perform proper CAD functions.
This week’s selection is “FreeCAD 0.19 Learn by Doing”.
This week’s selection is “Getting Started in ZBrush” by Greg Johnson.
A new, inexpensive 3D modeling tool is about to arrive: Plasticity.
This week’s selection is “Creating Lifelike Figures in Polymer Clay: Tools and Techniques for Sculpting Realistic Figures” by Katherine Dewey.
Formlabs announced today a partnership with an automotive company, and this has some interesting implications for the 3D printer manufacturer.
An announcement from Stratasys hints at where the future of 3D printing might be heading.
The Blender Foundation announced that Apple has joined their development fund.
WASP has partnered with Honda to develop a new process using 3D printed clay.
This week’s selection is “Digital Modelmaking: Laser Cutting, 3D Printing and Reverse Engineering” by Helen Lansdown.
It’s 2021, and that means only one thing: SOLIDWORKS 2022 is coming out.
This week’s selection is “Modeling Naval Ships in Small Scales” by Mike McCabe.
This week’s selection is “The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics: Computer Modeling & Animation” by John M. Blain.
This week’s selection is “Parametric Solid Modeling Projects” by Prof. Sham Tickoo of Purdue University.
This week’s selection is “Essential Skills for Scale Modelers” by Aaron Skinner.
The discussion about subdivision modeling has opened up significantly since the start of this series.
Autodesk abruptly announced some significant changes in the functionality of the free version of Fusion 360, their flagship 3D design tool.
The folks over at Onshape have been cranking out a ton of resource material across all categories.
For decades, many CAD users have looked askance at data for any purpose made from point clouds, or polygonal meshes.
Good news from the folks at Gravity Sketch.
At long last Autodesk has resolved a long-standing issue with Fusion 360: the ability to easily emboss a curved surface.
Microsoft has officially joined the Blender Foundation Development Fund, a group that supports the open source 3D modeling tool Blender.
This week’s question delves into the science of producing life-size head sculptures using 3D scanning and 3D printing.
Shapr3D has been doing a lot of ‘bringing’ to their iPadOS-based CAD app over the past three years.
Shelling a 3D model can be daunting, but nPower’s new Power Shell makes it a lot easier.
SketchUp, the 3D tool many of us began learning 3D concepts from, has moved to a subscription payment model.
JustSketchMe is a web-based app to create and pose 3D character models.
3D modeling freelancer site Cad Crowd announced the winners of their COVID-19 Design Contest.
Game developer Johan Peitz posted a tweet recently with an animation of a project he’s working on called Pico CAD, an 8-bit 3D modeling tool.
SelfCAD offers a simple-to-use web-based 3D modeling service that is suitable for almost everyone.
Autodesk surprised everyone by suddenly adding a way to slice 3D print jobs directly within their popular Fusion 360. But is it something you will use?
SelfCAD offers a simple-to-use web-based 3D modeling service that is suitable for almost everyone.
Could a complete 3D newbie master the easy-to-use SelfCAD? We put it to the test.
There’s a rather interesting book that can show you how to use Python programming to supercharge your 3D modeling experience for 3D printing.
An increasingly frequent approach to 3D design is to employ an “exploded view” of the components. Here we see how they can be turned into artwork in addition to their functional use.
This week’s selection is “Thermo-Mechanical Modeling of Additive Manufacturing” by Michael Gouge and Pan Michaleris.
Need help transforming a 3D scan into a 3D model? One way is to use R3DS Wrap, whose new version has some powerful 3D modeling capabilities.
Blender is upgraded to v2.8. Does this mean it is suitable for making 3D printable 3D models? We look at the pros and cons of the new software system.
A new 3D printing startup, Womp, is taking an unusual path to offer several 3D services to the public in an easy to use fashion.
A new project from Virginia Tech is perhaps the closest we’ve yet come to 3D printing as a Star Trek Replicator.
You are a great designer.
Kodak has introduced something very interesting into their 3D printing ecosystem: 3D design and print services.
LuBan is a software tool to greatly assist when a very large 3D print is required.
ZBrush 2019 is Pixologic’s latest iteration of their popular digital sculpting software.
This week’s selection is “Geometric Modeling: The mathematics of shapes” by Nikolay Golovanov.
Researchers at MIT have developed a practical method of reverse engineering 3D models.
Morphi has launched the first of several updates for 2019, introducing v3.5.
This week’s question delves into the mysterious world of 3D scanning and 3D modeling, typically unknown territory for 3D printing newbies.
Near the end of last year, Shapr3D revealed that the kernel in their 3D modeling iOS app had been replaced with Siemens’ Parasolid.
If you were too busy re-topologizing that scan of your skull last week
This week’s selection is the detailed “SolidWorks Surfacing and Complex Shape Modeling Bible” by mechanical engineer Matt Lombard.
Dassault Systèmes, producers of the popular Solidworks 3D modeling system, announced an educational partnership that may suggest something interesting.
Anarkik3D announced a new strategy for growing their user base.
Need an introductory 3D modeling tool? MagicaVoxel is what you need.
Montreal-based Caboma has developed some intriguing software that could lead to more widespread personalized 3D printed items.
The swiss-army knife of 3D printing has been upgraded.
Last week Onshape released possibly the most major update since launching out of beta.
2017 was a good year for Advanced Modeling Tools enhancements inside of Onshape.
With another year just about coming to a close, companies who are gearing up to show off their latest wares at CES in Las Vegas in early January are already getting a head start on the news cycle.
I’ve been doing some simple testing with a bizarre 3D modeling tool, BOTS101, and I’m wondering where this journey will end.
The web-based version of SketchUp is now official.
Two seemingly unbreathable barriers hold back 3D printing from general use in homes around the world.
Entertainment giant Disney has published an interesting study on a system they’ve developed to assist in the design of “compliant objects”, which could be very useful in 3D printing.
As you are well aware, those wonderful 3D models you create each day are traditionally crafted with a mouse, a keyboard, too many mouse clicks and an occasional flinging of the keyboard across the room.
Google announced a new online tool called “Blocks” for creating 3D objects.
In the (relatively new) world of on-demand services ranging from car rides to grocery delivery, winners can come out on both sides:
I’m looking at a new online 3D CAD service, SelfCAD.
France-based 3D Slash released a new version of their popular entry-level 3D design tool with some useful features.
Right out of the gate for 2017, Adobe is offering a pair of applications featured at the Adobe MAX 2016 conference
Take that last swig of cold coffee and check this out. Vectary, the online 3D modeling platform, is now out of beta.
Right when you think everyone gave up on putting parametric 3D CAD software on an iPad, a small, rebellious group of software developers launches an app that puts those large, money-laden software companies to shame.
As a manufacturing technology, 3D printing is only as powerful as the designs that it is used to create.
Earlier this year, Stratasys announced the launch of a new software for streamlined print management called GrabCAD Print.
Windows 10 now includes Paint 3D, a simple 3D modeling program.
A while ago we posted a short piece wondering what the heck happened to the very popular Netfabb Basic software. Now, there’s an answer. A few actually.
Trimble sent out an email earlier announcing my.SketchUp and, as you can imagine, it looks just like SketchUp–a wide open modeling area, simple interface and east-to-use tools.
France-based Deltaface has produced 3D print preparation software that could save you some money.
Well, we’ve been waiting a long six months, but we’ve finally received access to Vectary, the highly anticipated, online 3D modeling tool, and we’re all sorts of excited to pop open a browser and see what it can do.
When it comes to equipping tomorrow’s designers and engineers with the tools they need to create compelling projects today, few companies have been as generous in offering access to software, tools and even fabrication facilities as Autodesk has.
In spite of the efforts of the major 3D printing industry companies to grow their empires around the world, there is still much opportunity for regional players to emerge.