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Top 10 Free 3D Modeling Software for Beginners

3D modeling takes a lot of practice, but anyone can learn it. Check out the top 10 free and easy 3D modeling software tools for beginners in 2020.

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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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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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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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From Beginners to Professionals
2020 Best Free CAD Software (Spring Update)

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

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2020 Best Free 3D Printing Software

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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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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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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2020 Best 3D Scanner Apps for Android & iPhone

Check out the best 3D scanner app options for Android and iPhone. They're fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware!

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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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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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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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Marlin 2 vs Marlin 1: The Differences

With the latest version now available, check out the comparison of Marlin 2.0 vs Marlin 1 and learn which one to use for your 3D printer!

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2020 Best 3D Animation Software (Some are Free)

Check out the best 3D animation software for 2D, 3D, and stop-motion animation to bring your 3D models to life in animated movies and games. Some are free.

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The Perfect PLA Print & Bed Temperature

What's the best PLA print temperature? Check out this quick guide to learn all you need to know about PLA print & bed temperature.

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