Designer Spotlight: Vincent Meens – Space Models

Shapeways Blog

Vincent Meens’ Shapeways store is totally out of this world — his designs are all intricately detailed parts for space models. How’d you link your passion for space with 3D design? I started building space models when I was a kid and I have continued this hobby until now.

Learn 3D Print Modeling Tools and How to Use Coding for 3D Print Design

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Learn tactical design skills from three 3D print design experts, a designer, a mathematician, and a business owner, in Advanced Design for 3D Printing on June 18. 3D Design 3D Printing 3d design education 3d modeling courses 3D modeling education 3d printing classes 3d printing courses 3d printing online classes SelfCAD

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MyMiniFactory Releases Customizer Beta Tool for Personalizing 3D Printable Models

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3D model sharing community platform MyMiniFactory, headquartered in London, is working to create the top decentralized community for guaranteed 3D printable content. 3D Printing 3D Software 3D modeling tools 3d models 3d printable models beta customizable myminifactory personalization personalized design stl file

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How to Self-Learn 3D Modeling

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Developing 3D modeling skills becomes a must for anyone who no longer wants to be limited to basic designs and models that can be downloaded or bought on the Internet. 3D Design Sponsored 3D cad models 3D CAD software 3D printed 2d images cad CAD applications courses images learning SelfCADThe post How to Self-Learn. View the entire article via our website.

Top 20: Most Popular 3D Modeling & Design Software for 3D Printing (2017 Update)

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Creating a printable design is the crucial first step in the 3D printing process – and everyone seems to have a different opinion on which software is the most suitable for getting this job done. So what’s the most popular 3D modeling software for 3D printing?

The Best of Tutorial Tuesday: Create Mind-Blowing Designs With Parametric Modeling in Grasshopper

Shapeways Blog

Why create just one design when you can create infinitely many? Instead of designing a ring in just one size, you could use parametric design to control the ring size or the surface pattern, effectively creating many designs within one. A simple Grasshopper design.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing.

Attention Modeling Maniacs: Don’t Miss Model Mania at SOLIDWORKS World 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Back for its 20th year Model Mania® will once again be the place to be to prove you have the SOLIDWORKS modeling skills to top them all. Here’s how it works: First, go the Model Mania booth in the back of the Partner Pavilion, where you are first given a 2D drawing of a part.

Designer Portrait: Model Train Designer Kees-Jan van Vessem Builds Incredibly Detailed Scale Model Worlds

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And that’s exactly what Dutch railway and model train designer Kees-Jan van Vessem has been doing with his “ Rail-Kees ” label and webshop for years now. We haven’t seen many designers that put more effort, precision and passion into their designs than Kees-Jan.

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: in 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing.

Freeform Modeling in SOLIDWORKS Industrial Design

The Solidworks Blog

Conceptual design of stylized products often starts with hand sketches, and may involve several disconnected software applications for sketching, surface modeling, and sharing the concepts with others. They need our help designing a new body for this electric carving knife.

Save Money by Making Models Hollow

Shapeways Blog

For some designs and materials, hollowing out your 3D models can save you money when printing. Shapeways plastics such as strong & flexible plastic and frosted ultra detail allow for 100% hollow models and nearly unlimited geometries. upload your model now.

How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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Are you thinking of learning 3D modeling? Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? Jonathan, you are a professional 3D modeler with years of experience. Doesn’t the world have enough 3D modelers already? It all starts with a model.

What software should I use when starting 3d design and modelling for desktop manufacturing?

DIY 3D Printing

There are many options and variables when choosing the 3d design software that suits your needs when you get into 3d printing. cad design software

Design and Print Your Own Model Railroad

3D Printing Industry

In most cases, model trains are seen as a hobby for old men, so its a wonder that its joining forces with the likes of. 3D Printing Design Education model railroad teaching

5 Awesome Beginner’s 3D Design Programs

Shapeways Blog

3D printing your creations with Shapeways is easy, but designing your 3D models can get a little bit tricky. We’ve compiled a list five design software that are used extensively in the 3D printing world which you can start using today, regardless of your skill or budget.

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Evolutionary Design – Intuitive, Featureless Modelling in 3D

The Solidworks Blog

Since the company was founded in 1994, the name Canto stood for quality and innovation in development, design, prototype and tool engineering. The project also was a huge chance for young designers and students to gain some experience out of the classroom.

Model Based Definition is Beyond 3D Drawings

The Solidworks Blog

That post led to an interesting discussion about what is a 3D drawing and what is a model-based definition (MBD). It simply converts 2D annotations onto a 3D model as shown in Figure 1 (above). A model annotated with intelligent GD&T callouts.

More than a Model

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Dave Halley assures me such mounting configurations are fairly standard for a Honda GX35 engine, but not much of the model airplane he designed and built himself is “standard”. The post More than a Model appeared first on Solid Concepts Blog.

3D Printing Strong and Sturdy Models

Shapeways Blog

Sometimes a digital 3D design looks great in your software, but just can’t make it in reality. Here in the real world, a 3D model can only be so thin or fragile; models with very skinny wires or delicate parts might break after printing, or worse, not be able to 3D print at all.

Sketchfab - 3d model sharing and embedding

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Sketchfab is a web service to publish, share and embed interactive 3D models online in real-time without plugin. fbx), Design Web Format (.dwf), ply), Virtual Reality Modeling Language (.wrl), x), Designer Workbench (.dw),

How WhiteClouds’ 3D Printed Architectural Model of Dream Kitchen May Be The Future of Design

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WhiteClouds 3D prints models in monochrome and in full color, and their architectural models are something to behold. The models printed in full color require no painting and they’re made of a gypsum-based powder... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D Printing 3-d printed architectural models 3d print home model 3d printed models 3D Systems Projet 660 architectural design jerry ropelato projet 660pro scale models whiteclouds

Understand Generative Design – 1 minute read

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And, with enough practice, you can model just about anything you want, as long as you know what the best design will look like. To make you even more comfortable: Generative Design is super easy to use, AND it does not care if you dont know what the best design should look like.

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How to Get Started with 3D Modeling: An Interview with 3D Modeling Expert Jonathan Williamson

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Are you thinking of learning 3D modeling? Or how long it will take you before you can make your first 3D model? Jonathan, you are a professional 3D modeler with years of experience. Doesn’t the world have enough 3D modelers already? It all starts with a model.

Frank Gehry Architects a Model Train Museum

Shapeways Blog

And soon, fellow living legend Frank Gehry is coming to North Adams to create a spectacular ode to model trains — and the towns and cities they transit through. Krens and Gehry scope out a teaser model of the Empire State Building (image via Extreme Railroading ).

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing

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We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: In 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and that it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing.

Stacking 3D Models for Bulk Printing

Shapeways Blog

Sometimes printing multiple copies of a design can make it much more affordable. Understanding pricing and then designing to optimize price can make ordering your own prints more affordable, and allow your store products to be more accessible and attractive to customers.

Empower the Model-Based Enterprise with SOLIDWORKS MBD 2019

The Solidworks Blog

Model-Based Definition (MBD) is a journey. Defining product and manufacturing information (PMI) on 3D models rather than 2D drawings is just a start. One frequent use case is sheet metal designs, widely used in computer enclosures, automotive, consumer electronics and so on.

Experience World War I with this 3D-Printed Model of the Atlantikwall Coastline

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You don’t need to be a history buff to appreciate this model of the Belgian coastline during World War 1. Using aerial photographs of the coast taken during 1914-1918, researchers at the museum recreated a basic 3D model of the coastline. Applying color to the model.

Fifth Grader Spends Summer Vacation Designing and 3D Printing a Model of His School

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3D Design 3D Printing 3d printed building 3d printed model 3d printed models 3D printed school Armenian Mesrobian School makerbot Michael Krikorian STEAM education STEM education TinkercadThe other day, I was talking to a friend about the arts and crafts projects we were assigned back in elementary school. It seems that some types of projects are universal – no matter where you. View the entire article via our website.

CAD vs. Modeling: Which 3D Software to Choose?

Shapeways Blog

One of the most common questions we get from those who are new to digital manufacturing is “If I want to design something, which software should I learn?”. There are lots of great software packages for 3D design out there, each tailored to a different type of product design.

All Aboard With Boxcar Models

Shapeways Blog

Earlier this week, we showed you how to take 3D printed model trains from raw prints to gorgeous finished pieces. It’s all part of our holiday celebration of how our designers and makers bring Tiny Worlds to life. CNSM 203 – 214 MD by Boxcar Models.

CAD Tip: Model with All Features!

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Great tip from @robcohee from twitter: Model the same part using different techniques. Design and Manufacturing 3D Autodesk CAD CATIA PTC Siemens Solidworks TipsExtrude, Revolve, Sweep and Loft. Let me know what you think. Love your feedback!

CGTrader’s Top 3D Printable Models of the Month: Includes Several Paris-Inspired Designs

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CGTrader allows 3D printing designers to share models to modify, download, or print with a service such as 3D Hubs, and for the past few months they have provided us with a Top Ten list that... View the entire article via our website. 3D Design 3D printed art 3D Printing 3d models 3d printable models cgtrader cgtrader top models

Retain PMI and Design Intent when you translate CAD Models into SOLIDWORKS with ELYSIUM

Javelin Tech Tips

Got a lot of CAD models and drawings to translate into SOLIDWORKS format? Don’t want to lose your design intent in the process? It sounds like ELYSIUM literally rebuilds the original model or drawing, from the ground up, in the chosen CAD format!

DIY 3D Printing: Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine

DIY 3D Printing

3D design and printing software. Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine. Yobi3D is new 3d model search engine. It searches for 3d models on other repository sites based on input keyword. I took a look at those models and many of them are not optimized for 3d printing.

Autodesk releases generative design addons for 3D modelling software Fusion 360

3D Printing Industry

Award-winning multinational software company Autodesk has released new add-ons for its entry-level 3D modeling software Fusion 360. Among the latest updates is a cost estimation tool combined with generative design. 3D Software aPriori Technologies autodesk Creo Die-casting fusion 360 generative design PTC Siemens Solid Edge solidworks Stephanie Feraday