3D Printing Tutorials: Prepare your model for 3D printing

To print your object in 3D, you’ll need a 3D file. Then there are a couple of simple and effective rules to ensure your file’s printability.

Improper file formats or a file that's too large can make a 3D print impossible. It’s equally important to double check the design itself for flaws (inversed polygons, single stops, holes, etc) as they can cause problems.

It's also important to note that each 3D printing software has its own set of rules for ensuring that a file is printable.

In this section you'll find all the information you’ll need to ensure that your file can be printed with the program you’re using. You’ll learn to:

  • Model a file for 3D printing
  • Export your file (according to 3D printing necessities)
  • Detect and avoid the errors that can arise during the modelling process

Tutorials

Prepare your model for 3D Printing using your favorite software.

Blender: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with Blender.

Rhinoceros: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with Rhinoceros.

Solidworks: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with SolidWorks.

Sketchup: prepare your model for 3D printing

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Many Internet users work with the 3D software Trimble Sketchup. This tutorial will show you the main errors to avoid, so that your 3D models will be ready for 3D printing.

MeshMixer: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with MeshMixer.

Inventor: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with Inventor.

Alias: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with Alias.

Sculptris: prepare your model for 3D printing

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This tutorial explains the crucial aspects you need to know in order to form your object. Once you have conquered the imagination stage, you can get down to designing objects !

Catia: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with Catia.

SpaceClaim: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with SpaceClaim.

FreeCAD: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with FreeCAD.

Fusion 360: prepare your model for 3D Printing

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This tutorial will teach you how to design, fix and export 3D models for 3D printing with Fusion 360.

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