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AutoCAD on Linux & Ubuntu – How to Run It

A frustration for Linux users is when software titles are only available for Windows or Macintosh. Autodesks' AutoCAD software is one. Can you run AutoCAD on your Linux system? Let's find out.

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Best Single Board Computers 2019 (Raspberry Pi Alternatives)

Looking for the best single board computer with a little more "oomph" than the standard Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+? Check out the best Raspberry Pi alternatives in 2019.

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2019 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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2019 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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3D Printing Troubleshooting 41 Common Problems in 2019

Got 3D printing issues? Check out our 2019 3D printing troubleshooting guide to 41 common FDM & SLA 3D printing problems and their solutions.

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

Give life to your favorite images using a 3D printer and create unprecedented personalized objects. In this article, we show you how to create a 3D model form photos to 3D print, no professional experience required.

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G-Code Example – 6 Easy G-Code Examples to Begin With

In 3D printing, sometimes it's necessary to add code to do exactly what you want. Learn how to do this here. The G-code examples in this article give you more opportunities to make prints the way you want them to be made.

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7 Free STL Editors + How to Edit and 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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7 Best 3D Scanner Apps in 2019 (Android & iOS)

A 3D scanner app is a great way to get started with scanning. Take a look at our top 7, all of which are fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware to use.

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2019 Cura Tutorial – Deep Inside the Cura 3D Slicer Software

Read our easy-to-understand 2019 Cura tutorial to explore the hidden features of the Cura 3D slicer software - that’s where the fun really starts!

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3D Face Model – How to Make a 3D Model of Your Face

Immortalize your face! In this article, we generally describe how to obtain a 3D face model, whether you need it for a graphical application or 3D printing!

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Ender 3 Enclosure – 5 Easiest Ways to Build or Buy One

Improve the quality of your Ender 3 prints with an Ender 3 enclosure. Whether it's building or buying, we've provided you with the easiest options.

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2019 Metal 3D Printer Guide – All About Metal 3D Printing

Check out our 2019 Metal 3D Printer Guide to learn about the latest advancements in metal 3D printing, including new metal 3D printers, 3D printing services, technologies, applications, materials and more.

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Anet A8 Firmware – Which to Choose and How to Change It

The saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Does that apply to the old Anet A8 firmware? Should you "mess" with the new firmware? We say yes, and for good reason.

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3D Printing with PETG Filament – All You Need to Know in 2019

Check out our 2019 PETG guide, where we explain and compare PETG filament, and test and review the best brands. Includes tips and tricks for the best PETG print settings and more.