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Creating what is needed to get a part made by Shapeways. [message #68667] Sat, 25 May 2013 14:38 UTC Go to next message
avatar lancer31  is currently offline lancer31
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I have been trying to learn to make a 3D drawing to submit to Shapeways, and have tried several different programs, but I can't seem to figure out their
usage. I don't know whether its the jargon they use, or what. I am attaching an example of the end product I would like to produce, which should give you an idea of what I would like to draw;index.php?t=getfile&id=33052&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=33053&private=0index.php?t=getfile&id=33054&private=0


Is there an easy-to-learn, straightforward program I should look at?
Thanks for any help!

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Re: Creating what is needed to get a part made by Shapeways. [message #68680 is a reply to message #68667 ] Sat, 25 May 2013 17:51 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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This model is similar to what you want. It was created in AutoCad as one of my exam drawings.
http://tinyurl.com/nujhgym
It was made using solids with boolean commands. Then hollowed.

Autodesk have a range of free software available, that are relatively easy to master, that could create this model.
http://tinyurl.com/3v8dha8


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Re: Creating what is needed to get a part made by Shapeways. [message #68683 is a reply to message #68680 ] Sat, 25 May 2013 18:05 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you, JACANT, I will press on with AutoCAD!
Re: Creating what is needed to get a part made by Shapeways. [message #68969 is a reply to message #68683 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 12:17 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm a newbie to the world of 3D models and printing. My main experience is in 2D drafting but have dabbled in 3d. Recently I discovered Autodesk 123D products, which may also be a good place for you to look at for 3D modelling tool options? Also Blender 2.6 may also be something you could look into.
The learning curve may be a bit steep at first but thankfully YouTube has a lot of tutorials for these products. Also make sure the finished model is exported or saved in the supported file format that Shapeways accepts.
Good luck to us all
Re: Creating what is needed to get a part made by Shapeways. [message #68981 is a reply to message #68969 ] Fri, 31 May 2013 13:18 UTC Go to previous message
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Thank you for the reply & the info, freo64!

 
   
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