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AutoCAD 2023: Free Download of the Full Version

Looking for a full version of AutoCAD 2023 to download for free? Check out our article to see what your options are.

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The Best Free 3D Modeling Software for Beginners in 2022

3D modeling takes a lot of practice, but with time anyone can learn it. Check out the best free 3D modeling software tools for beginners.

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The Best 3D Scanner Apps of 2022 (iPhone & Android)

Check out the best 3D scanner apps for iPhone and Android. They're fun, accessible, and great for photogrammetry!

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The Best TPU Bed & Print Temperature Settings

TPU can be a tricky material to 3D print, but using the right temperatures is a start. Read on to find the best TPU printing temperatures!

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3D Printing Troubleshooting Common 3D Printing Problems

Got 3D printing issues? Check out our 3D printing troubleshooting guide to all common 3D printing problems and their solutions. Includes both FDM and SLA.

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The Best 3D Modeling Software of 2022 (Some are Free)

Looking for 3D design software? Check out our guide to find the best 3D modeling software for your needs. Some are even free!

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Image to 3D Model: How to Create a 3D Model from Photos

Learn how to convert images to 3D models, and give an extra dimension to your favorite photos. No professional experience required!

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The Best 3D Modeling Apps of 2022 (iPad & Android)

CAD has gone portable! Check out our selection of the best 3D design apps for 3D modeling with iPad and Android.

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The Best Arduino Simulators of 2022 (Online & Offline)

It's always nice to be able to try something out before doing it for real. Read on to learn all about some great Arduino simulator options!

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The Best Free 3D Printing Software of 2022

Check out our list of the best free 3D printing software: slicers & 3D printer control, STL edit & repair software, and 3D modeling software.

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The Best Free CAD Software of 2022

Finding the right 3D design software can be tricky. Check out our top picks for the best free CAD software, including unique features.

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The Best Creality Ender 3 (V2/Pro) Upgrades & Mods

Great as they are, there's plenty you can do the Creality Ender 3, V2, and Pro to upgrade and make them your own. Here are our recommendations.

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Free Blender Models: The Top 10 Sites of 2021

Need a model for your project but aren't looking to spend big? Here are our top 10 websites where you can get free Blender models.

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The Best Ender 3, V2, & Pro Cura Profile / Settings

Let us help you with Ender 3 Cura settings! Enjoy perfect prints with the best Ender 3, V2, & Pro Cura profile for your needs.

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3D Printer G-code Commands: Full List & Tutorial

Understanding G-code commands will unlock the next level of 3D printing. Read on to quickly learn the basics of this code!

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3D Printer Stringing: 5 Simple Solutions

In 3D printing, stringing is a common problem, especially with flexible materials. Overcome this issue with these five simple solutions!

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How to Add Texture – Blender Simply Explained

Textures show us an object's appearance independently of its shape. Learn about Blender add texture features!

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The Best 3D Printer Slicer Software of 2021

Want to get the best results from your 3D printer? Check out our guide to the best 3D printer slicer software. Even better, most of them are free.

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7 Free STL Editors: How to Edit & Repair STL Files

How to edit and repair an STL file with 7 free STL editors: FreeCAD, Tinkercad, Blender, Meshmixer, Meshlab, 3D Slash, and SculptGL.

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The Best Photogrammetry Software of 2022

Check out our guide to the best photogrammetry software available right now, from free-to-use to professional applications. Some are free.

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