3D MODEL DESIGN SOFTWARE
FreeCAD is a free and open source 3D model design software that offers tools to produce, export and edit full precision solid models, export them for 3D printing or CNC machining, create 2D drawings and views of your models, perform analysis such as feature analysis finite or export model data as quantities or bills of materials.
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This software is available for download for Windows, MacOS and Linux
3D MODEL CONVERSION SOFTWARE FOR PRINTING
- SLIC3R: Slic3r is the necessary tool to convert a 3D model into printing instructions for a 3D printer. This software allows you to cut the model into horizontal slices (layers), generate toolpaths to fill them, and calculate the amount of material to extrude.
This software is an independent project, not for profit, and not driven by companies or vendors. It is developed by a community of people working collaboratively on GitHub.
- ULTIMAKER CURA: Ultimaker cura is free and open source software designed for 3D printers, where you can modify print parameters to transform them into G-code and directly print 3D objects on a 3D printer.