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AutoCAD 2022: Free Download of the Full Version

Looking for a full version of AutoCAD 2022 to download for free? Check out our article to see what your options are.

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10 Best Free 3D Modeling Software for Beginners

3D modeling takes a lot of practice, but with time anyone can learn it. Check out the 10 best free 3D modeling software tools for beginners.

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3D Printing Topographic Maps: How to Print Landscapes

Topographical and relief map data are useful for 3D printing topographic maps. Learn all you need to know to print your own!

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3D Printing Troubleshooting All Common 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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10 Best 3D Scanner Apps in 2021 (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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Best Free 3D Printing Software in 2021

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

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10 Best 3D Modeling Apps in 2021 (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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Best Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Cura Profile / Settings

Need help with Ender 3 Cura settings? Keep reading and enjoy perfect prints with the best Ender 3 (Pro/V2) Cura Profile for your needs.

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Best Free CAD Software in 2021

Check out our top picks for free CAD software in 2021 with a detailed breakdown of key features, commercial use, ease of use, and scalability.

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Best Photogrammetry Software in 2021 (Some are Free)

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

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Best 3D Printer Slicer Software in 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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Image to 3D Model: How to Create a 3D Model from Photos

Learn how to convert images to a 3D model, and give life to your favorite photos. No professional experience required!

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Best 3D Modeling Software in 2021 (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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An Introduction to MicroPython

MicroPython doesn't have to be daunting – start with the basics! Learn about this performance-driven Python-based language.

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Klipper on Ender 3 V2: How to Install It

Klipper is great 3D printer firmware but can be a bit tricky to set up. Read on to learn how to install Klipper on an Ender 3 V2!

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PLA Smoothing: How to Smooth 3D Prints – Simple Guide

Layer lines are a fact of FDM 3D printing. Check out our simple guide to PLA smoothing to learn how to smooth 3D prints and hide the lines!

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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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PLA Not Sticking to Bed: 6 Simple Solutions

When it comes to printing in PLA, not sticking to the bed is a common issue. Read on for 6 simple solutions for this problem!

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Best Arduino Simulators in 2021 (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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How to 3D Print Your Own Lithophane

Lithophanes offer a unique way to add some sophistication to your photos. Easily learn how to make you own Lithophane using 3D printing!

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