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3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot by Lydia Cline

By Lydia Cline

Master the artwork of 3D printing with step by step tutorials and DIY projects

Are you prepared to affix the hot commercial revolution? 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot unearths find out how to flip your principles into actual items for you to use or promote! you are going to tips on how to function strong, loose software program from Autodesk and convey your creations to lifestyles with the MakerBot--a major patron printer--or an internet carrier bureau.

Practical examples take you thru the layout, trap, Meshmixer, Tinkercad, Make, and CNC software apps, and the MakerBot machine. enjoyable tasks, easy-to-follow directions, and transparent screenshots development from fitting the software program to printing the layout. movies and electronic records accompany this hands-on guide.

  • Make your individual creations with layout and Tinkercad
  • Download editable, premade content material
  • Generate building records with the structure function
  • Create and edit a truth seize version with capture
  • Edit and mash up .stl documents with Meshmixer
  • Navigate the MakerBot laptop
  • Print the version by yourself laptop or with a carrier bureau

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Then extrude the triangle through the tray. 4. Mirror the profile (see Figure 3-39). Select it and choose the Mirror icon from the context menu. With the glyph’s Sketch Entities highlighted, select all three of the triangle’s lines. Then highlight Mirror Line on the glyph, click the mirror line drawn in step 2, and click anywhere on the canvas. The profile will appear on the opposite side. Extrude it. 1. Click on the mirror line. The mirror command for a sketch needs to be called up from the context menu, because the mirror command in the menu bar only mirrors solids.

Importing a Picture File Figure 3-26 Cruise and snap a sphere to the top. It’s often quicker to import a picture to model from than to model from scratch. svg format files. These are files Chapter 3 1. Select Join. The sphere is the Target. ■ Model It! 123D Design Projects 2. The sun is the Source. 3. Click on the canvas to complete the operation, and then delete any protruding parts underneath. Figure 3-27 Combine the sphere with the body and then delete the bottom half of the sphere to give the sculpture a flat back.

If you have a two-button mouse with a middle scroll wheel, roll the wheel up and down with your index finger to zoom in and out; press and hold it down to pan. Now look at the last four icons on the panel. The box/circle icon displays the model with materials and outlines, materials only, and outlines only (see Figure 2-25). obj files you import). The group/magnet icon offers the option of automatically grouping forms when they’re snapped together. By default, this Figure 2-25 Display the model’s materials and outlines, materials only, or outlines only.

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