3D Printing Software

3D printing information

3D Printing Software

There is an enormous amount of 3D modeling programs which make the search for the right one complicated. For 3D printing an object you will need a slicing software but also a software for creating this 3D object.

To create a 3D object, a digital 3D object is needed first. This is commonly known as a CAD file and can be made with a lot of different programs like Tinkercad, SketchUp or Solidworks. A 3D scanner can also be used to create a digital 3D model. The CAD file can be converted to a printable file using the right software on your computer. Then, the file can be built with a material which you can load into your 3D printer.

Tinkercad

A lot of the 3D modeling programs that are currently available require a lot of practice and experience to use. On the contrary, Tinkercad is an easy to grasp program which still provides freedom in its design possibilities.

tinkercad / Leapfrog 3D printers

In our online course, we provide the tutorial on how to use Tinkercad. Click here to start learning.

SketchUp

SketchUp owns a patented “Push and Pull” method. It is an intuitive 3D modeling application that allows you to create and edit both 2D and 3D models. ‘’Push and Pull’’ method gives you an opportunity to turn any flat surface into 3D shapes. SketchUp is a program used for a wide range of 3D modeling projects like architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, and video game design, to name a few of its uses.

SketchUp / Leapfrog 3D Printers

Solidworks

By using SolidWorks 3D CAD software provides its users with efficient 3D design, supplier compatibility, and short learning curve.

Solidworks / Leapfrog 3D Printers

Interested in slicing software?  Check out our versatile and powerful Leapfrog 3D Printing Software: SIMPLIFY3D