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2019 Best Free AutoCAD DWG Viewers

Looking for a free DWG viewer? Check out our guide to the best free AutoCAD viewers in 2019. Plus an explanation of the file formats: DWG, DXF, and DWF.

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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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2019 Troubleshooting Guide to Common 3D Printing Problems

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

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2019 Best Single Board Computers (Raspberry Pi Alternatives)

Looking for the best single board computer with even more "oomph" than the Raspberry Pi 4? Check out the best Raspberry Pi alternatives in 2019.

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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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2019 Best 3D Scanner Apps for Android & iPhone

Looking for a 3D scanner app for your smartphone? Check out the best 3D scanner apps for Android and iPhone, all of which are fun, accessible, and require no extra hardware to use.

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2019 Best 3D Design Apps for 3D Modeling with iPad & Android

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

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The Ultimate Filament Guide
2019 3D Printer Filament Guide – All You Need to Know

Check out our guide to the 25 most popular 3D printing filament types, showing you their uses, properties and where you can buy them.

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10 Free & Easy 3D Modeling Software for Beginners in 2019

3D modeling takes a lot of practice and skill. Check out 10 free & easy 3D modeling software tools for beginners that will get you 3D modeling in no time.

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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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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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Blender: How to Add a Texture – Simply Explained

Want your Blender models to look different than the default gray? Then you're going to need to use some textures. Read through our step-by-step tutorial to get a grasp on textures and the UV editor, then use what you've learned on your own objects to make them look real!

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2019 Simplify3D Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for “Simplify3D free download” and don't want to commit to buy the popular slicer software? Here are the best answers to the question: Is there a free full version?

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2019 SolidWorks Free Download – Is There a Free Full Version?

Looking for "SolidWorks 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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