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From Beginners to Professionals
Best Free CAD Software (Fall/Winter 2019)

Check out our selection of the 30 best free CAD software tools. It includes 2D/3D CAD programs for beginners, intermediate, and advanced users.

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View DWG, DWF, and DXF files
2020 Best Free AutoCAD DWG Viewers

Check out our selection of the best free AutoCAD DWG viewers (Online, Mac, PC & Linux). Plus an explanation of the file formats: DWG, DXF, and DWF.

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Troubleshooting Guide to 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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To Buy or not to Buy
2020 SketchUp Free Download: Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "SketchUp free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular 3D modeling software from Trimble? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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For Model Makers
2020 Best 3D Modeling Software / 3D Design Software

Looking for 3D modeling software or 3D design software? Check out our guide to the best 3D software for model makers. Includes many free 3D modeling software.

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To Buy or to not to Buy
2020 AutoCAD Free Download: Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "AutoCAD free download" and don't want to commit to buy the full version of the popular CAD software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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Affordable and Easy 3D Scanning
2020 Best Photogrammetry Software (Some are Free)

3D scanning by means of photogrammetry is exciting. Check out our guide to the best photogrammetry software available right now. Some are free.

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Let's Get Started
2019 Best Free 3D Printing Software (Fall/Winter)

Looking for free 3D printing software? Check out our selection of the best 3D printing software for beginners and pros. All are free.

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

Give life to your favorite images and learn how to create a 3D model from photos. No professional experience required. (JPG to STL / PNG to STL)

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Get Professional 3D Printing Results
2020 Best 3D Printer Slicer Software

Want to get the best results from your 3D printer? Check out our guide to the best 3D printer slicer software available right now. Most are free.

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Ender 3 Cura Settings: The Best Ender 3 Cura Profile

Looking for the best Ender 3 Cura settings? We show you the way to perfect prints with the best Ender 3 Cura profile available right now.

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Best 3D Design Apps for 3D Modeling (iPad & Android)

The old days are behind us – 3D modeling has gone portable! Check out our selection of the best 3D design apps for 3D modeling with iPad and Android.

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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, SketchUp, Blender, Meshmixer, Meshlab, 3D Slash and SculptGL.

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Extruder Calibration: 6 Easy Steps to Calibrate Your Extruder

Is something strange about your 3D prints? You may need to calibrate your extruder! Read on to learn how to do the extruder calibration.

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PLA Smoothing: Beginner’s Guide to Smoothing 3D Prints

Even the best FDM 3D printer produces layer lines. Check our guide to smoothing 3D prints to learn various methods of PLA smoothing, unlocking the door for anyone to achieve a professional finish.

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