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Zoom
12-17-2014, 12:42 PM
Hello this Thread deals with 3D Printer software that’s available Share your experience’s

Mainly Free Open Source Software for Mac & Win.........Have also posted links to a few Reviews / Blogs / How2 .

Will update this list as needed.......................................Let me know if any links are broken...................:cool:......Cheers

FREE PRINTER APPs / Hosts / Slicers
Pleasant3D (http://www.pleasantsoftware.com/developer/pleasant3d/) — Mac & Win — STL Viewer
FlashPrint — Mac & Win
KISSlicer (http://www.print3dforum.com/KISSlicer)— Mac & Win
Slic3r (http://slic3r.org/) — Mac & Win….............................................. ..............Setting Thread (http://www.print3dforum.com/showthread.php/22-Slic3r-Settings-for-Rapide-Lite)…….DROPBOX (https://www.dropbox.com/s/qhj8oj4ekhcshsg/Slic3r-RL200-Ethan.ini?dl=0)… Thanks JonatanJacobsson
Cura (http://software.ultimaker.com/) — Mac & Win…..................Review/Blog/How2 (http://blog.think3dprint3d.com/2014/08/slicing-software-printed-support-review.html)……Setting Thread (http://www.print3dforum.com/showthread.php/15-Cura-Settings-for-Rapide-Lite-200)…DROPBOX (https://www.dropbox.com/s/rkvr5p5hniv7htd/CuraRapideLiteSettings.zip?dl=0)…......Thanks Daf
Repetier (http://www.repetier.com/) — Mac & Win…...........Review/Blog/How2 (http://makezine.com/projects/repetierhost/)……Setting Thread (http://www.print3dforum.com/showthread.php/20-Repetier-settings-from-Rapide-Lite)…DROPBOX (https://www.dropbox.com/s/g9nsr9obqp0iued/settings_for_repetier_host0.56.zip?dl=0)…......Tha nks Flenders
MatterControl (http://www.mattercontrol.com/) - Mac & Win…..Review/Blog/How2 (http://www.matterhackers.com/articles/mattercontrol-getting-started)…....Setting Thread (http://www.print3dforum.com/showthread.php/38-MatterControl-for-Rapide-Lite-200)…DROPBOX (https://www.dropbox.com/s/jdwi85k144vypir/default_settings.ini?dl=0)…......Thanks Lawong
ReplicatorG (http://replicat.org/start) - Mac & Win…..
PrintRun (http://www.pronterface.com) - Mac & Win…..
Craftware (http://www.craftunique.com/craftware) — Win Only - FreeBeta Download 13/1/2015

FREE DESIGN APPS
123D Design (http://www.123dapp.com/) — Mac & Win
123D Make (http://www.123dapp.com/make)— Mac & Win & iPad
Form•Z Free (http://www.formz.com/products/formzfree.html)— Mac & Win
Tinkercad (http://tinkercad.com/)— Web Based................Review/Blog/How2 (http://www.3dfuture.com.au/2012/02/tinkercad-version-2-review/)
3D Tin (http://www.3dtin.com/)— Web Based......................Review/Blog/How2 (http://www.3dprinter.net/3dtin-review)
Blender (http://www.blender.org/)— Mac & Win....................Review/Blog/How2 (http://www.bobulous.org.uk/imho/BlenderFortnight.html)
FreeCAD (http://www.freecadweb.org/) — Mac & Win..................Review/Blog/How2 (http://cad.about.com/od/Personal_CAD/fr/Freecad.htm)
Open SCAD (http://www.openscad.org/) — Mac & Win.............Review/Blog/How2 (http://makezine.com/projects/3d-models-with-openscad/)
Sculptris (http://www.pixologic.com/sculptris/)— Mac & Win..................Review/Blog/How2 (http://cad.about.com/od/3D_Animation_Software/fr/Sculptris-Alpha-6.htm)
SketchUp Make (http://www.sketchup.com/products/sketchup-make) — Mac & Win.........Template for Rapide Lite (http://www.print3dforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=186&d=1419617100) — Thanks Joao
Extensions for SketchUp - 3D Printing (http://extensions.sketchup.com/en/search/site/?f%5B0%5D=im_field_ext_category:26) — Mac & Win

3D Model To Print (http://www.3dmtp.com/) — Web Based
DesignSpark (http://www.rs-online.com/designspark/electronics/eng/page/mechanical) -- Win..................Review/Blog/How2 (http://www10.mcadcafe.com/blogs/jeffrowe/2013/09/23/software-review-designspark-mechanical-for-conceptual-3d-electromechanical-design/) — Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ9K6mtnV2Q)
Meshmixer (http://www.meshmixer.com/) — Mac & Win..........Review/Blog/How2 (http://www.3dprinter.net/meshmixer-review)
Leopoly (http://leopoly.com/) — Web Based................Review/Blog/How2 (http://www.3dprinter.net/leopoly-the-free-easy-to-use-and-fun-3d-sculpting-app-for-3d-prints)
Modio (http://modio3d.com/)— iPad App - Toymaker.....Review/Blog/How2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkCZBIaIzAc)

MESH EDITORS
Netfabb Studio (http://www.netfabb.com/downloadcenter.php?basic=1) — Mac & Win
MeshLab (http://meshlab.sourceforge.net) — Mac & Win

COMERCIAL DESIGN APPS
Simplify3D (http://www.simplify3d.com/) — Mac & Win...........Review/Blog/How2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D968RL1Z6l4&feature=youtu.be)
Sketchup (http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/) Pro — Mac & Win.........Review/Blog/How2 (http://animation.about.com/od/softwarereviews/gr/Google-Sketchup-3d-Modeling-Software-Review-Free-Version.htm)

3D SCANNERS
Skanect (http://skanect.occipital.com/) - Mac & Win - Kinect / Xtion Camera — Free & Pro Versions
123D Catch (http://www.123dapp.com/catch) — Android...............Review/Blog/How2 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLxBjxEpDHg)

ASSORTED REVIEWS / COMPARISONS
Comparison of ReconstructMe, KinectFusion and Skanect (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZrmPLas66E)
Review Wanhao WanhaoMaker FlashForge FlashPrint MakerBot MakerWare (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsf6exv_YO8)
Evaluating Slic3r, Cura and Meshmixer (http://blog.think3dprint3d.com/2014/08/slicing-software-printed-support-review.html)
SLIC3R vs Cura vs KISSlicer (http://sansthelight.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/slic3r-vs-cura-vs-kisslicer/)
Review Simplify3D vs MakerBot Desktop (http://nicklievendag.com/simplify3d-vs-makerbot-desktop/)

Windows Drivers & .Ini Files
Win7 Driver's (http://reprap.org/wiki/RUMBA) — RRD_RUMBA_TAURINO_DriverSetup........Thanks Mark
(http://reprap.org/wiki/RUMBA).INI Files for MatterControi / Repetier / Slic3r Config Bundle / Slic3r-RL200-Ethan (https://onedrive.live.com/?cid=b7b2e7ca253f99d0&id=B7B2E7CA253F99D0%2118749&ithint=folder,ini&authkey=!AGqWorBuOyE7M58).....Thanks Tradmanp3

sm0orb
12-19-2014, 06:22 PM
Thats a nice list to have handy.
Big thanks.

Please get it pinned.

Zoom
01-07-2015, 02:54 PM
GLC_STL player_2.2.0 (http://www.glc-player.net/index.php) -- 3D Library Manager - Mac /Windows /Linux - DOWNLOADS (http://www.glc-player.net/download.php)

GLC_Player is a software used to view 3d models (COLLADA 3DXML OBJ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obj) 3DS STL OFF COFF Format) and to navigate easily in these models. With the album management, capture and multi-capture capabilities, html export (http://www.glc-player.net/doc.php?page=exportToHtml) and navigation (http://www.glc-player.net/doc.php?page=navigation) possibilities GLC_Player is the accurate tools to review a lot of 3D models and to create illustrations. GLC_Player is a cross-platform application (Mac, Linux and Windows). GLC_Player is a Qt4 (http://www.qt.nokia.com/) application and use GLC_Lib (http://glc-lib.sourceforge.net/).

mondo
01-14-2015, 02:35 PM
Zoom,
Just what I've been looking for, Awesome. Thanks.

Zoom
01-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Some more Software for 3d Printing

Optimize your STL Designs for 3D Printing Browser-Based Software (http://www.cloudtopopt.com)
Tutorials
YouTube CloudTopopt (Part 1) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_GvSWZ44mEg)
YouTube CloudTopopt (Part 2) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3iZGVFiPJ5Y)
YouTube CloudTopopt (Part 3) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OxYop2ypZEc)
YouTube CloudTopopt (Part 4)
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=FvIoBiqZBio)YouTube CloudTopopt (Part 5) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xADfEZZwi8o)
YouTube CloudTopopt (Part 6 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YH22ygFu0CQ))
YouTube CloudTopopt (Part 7) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cHGxPdO3xQ0)

3DPrintTech…….Free Software Released to 3D Print Objects Larger Than Printer’s Build Volume (http://3dprint.com/10391/3dprinttech-3d-print-large-objects/)
3DPrintTech is a free app and works as CAD plugin with Autodesk Inventor 2014, AutoCAD 2014 and SolidWorks 2014


Free online 3D model converter (http://www.greentoken.de/onlineconv/)
Supported input file formats include 3DS, FBX, Blender, OBJ, DXF, LWO, STL, PLY and more than 25 others.
Output formats include Collada, 3DS, X, OBJ, PLY, STL (Text and Binary), JSON (Assimp2Json) and more


More Useful Software Packages (http://reprap.org/wiki/Useful_Software_Packages) - RepRapWiki......Some I have mentioned below but some new ones as well

Cheers.......:cool:

Susanne
02-28-2019, 01:40 PM
Good post to read. Contains very useful information...thanks

Mattieoily
04-22-2019, 04:12 PM
If you are mac user the you should use these software....these sftware as follow..
BlenderWings 3D
ThinkerCAD

TommyDee
04-22-2019, 05:33 PM
Welcome to the forum Mattieoily.

Drivenes
05-04-2019, 03:14 AM
I have been using 'Tinkercad' for designing objects but it is rather limited. Trying to learn 'Fusion 360' which is really complex. Any tips for a really flexible CAD design program?

TommyDee
05-04-2019, 04:18 AM
Welcome to the forum, Drivenes.

I got an included license for 3D Systems Invent. It is a true parametric modeler and it doesn't cost an insane amount of money, under $100 is my best guess.
30 day trial and you can get more info from 3DS.

https://www.3dsystems.com/shop/support/invent/videos

egglejan
08-17-2022, 09:20 AM
Big thanks.