Shapeways 3D Tools

New Year. New Tools. Your Project. Introducing new
3D tools to make designing easier than ever.

Check your Models for Free

Prepare, visualize and repair your models for 3D printing for free, with our automated, easy-to-use 3D tools.

Iterate Faster

Visualizations give you transparency into how we check your 3D models, and how you can improve them.

Print with Confidence

The 3D tools contain automatic checks, visualizations, and automatic fixes you can apply before you order.

What are Shapeways 3D Tools?


Shapeways 3D tools provides designers with more transparency and functionality as you prepare your 3D models for 3D printing. Shapeways evolving suite of 3D tools give you the ability to check, visualize, and fix potential problems when you upload your 3D designs in preparation for 3D printing.

Shapeways 3D tools currently include Mesh Integrity & Repair, Bounding Box, wall Thickness & Heatmap, Loose Shells, Part Count and many more.


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Get Started with 3D Tools


Learn all about 3D tools
3D Tools Tutorial
Access 3D tools from your models
Go to My Models

More Design Resources


3D Tools Tutorial

Everything you need to know to get to most from our 3D Tools


3D Tools Launch

Read our blog post to understand more about these useful tools


Automatic Checking Tools

Video tour of the Automatic Checking Tools


Manual Checking Tools

Video tour of the Manual Checking Tools


Low-Cost SLS

Prototyping in nylon? A tutorial on designing for lower cost SLS printing

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