3D Printing Softwares

3D Printing Softwares 2017-03-25T15:51:34+00:00

To create an object successfully using 3D Printing, you will need the help of multiple softwares at different stages, right from design to printing. The following is a list of all useful 3D Printing softwares.

NameTypeAboutCompanyOperating
System
PriceOfficial Link
Sketchup3D ModelingEasy to learn, create and export your 3D Models. SketchUp Make is a free version and SketchUp Pro is a paid version with additional functionality. GoogleWindows
Mac
Basic - Free
Pro -
www.sketchup.com/
Tinkercad3D ModelingSimple Browser based Software that can help you create complex stuff using very simple tools.TinkerCADAnyFreewww.tinkercad.com/
Blender3D ModelingA free, powerful open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.BlenderWindows
Mac, Linux
Freewww.blender.org
Openscad3D ModelingA free software for programmers for creating Solid 3D CAD objects.OpenScadWindows
Mac, Linux
Freewww.openscad.org
NetfabbMesh Repair/ Slicing
Machine Control
Software for STL file slicing, repair. Has a basic and paid versionNetfabbWindows
Mac, Linux
Basic- Free
Professional - Paid
www.netfabb.com
Netfabb CloudMesh EditingCloud Based free Mesh repair SoftwareNetfabbAnyFreehttps://netfabb.azurewebsites.net/
123D Design3D ModelingA powerful suite of Apps/ tools where you can create a 3D model from scratch or pick a 3D model from the library and customize it to your liking.AutodeskWindows
Mac, Browser
Free
Paid
www.123dapp.com
FreeCAD3D ModelingAn open source parametric 3D modeling software that allows easy parametric editing of your design.Windows
Mac, Linux
Freewww.freecadweb.org
Sculptris3D SculptingA free digital sculpting tool ideal for starters in digital sculpting from the makers of ZBrush. Works in Windows and MacPixologicWindows
Mac, Linux
Free
Paid
www.pixologic.com/Sculptris
3DTin3D ModelingA Browser based program using WebGLAnyFreewww.3Dtin.com
Rhino3D ModelingA Popular 3D modeling software based on curves, using NURBS mathematical modeling. rhino3dWindows
Mac
Paidwww.rhino3d.com
Maya3D ModelingHigh end 3D modeling tool to create complex models and has additional functionalities like rigging, dynamics and animation.AutodeskWindows
Mac
Paidhttp://www.autodesk.com/products/maya/overview
Solidworks3D CAD ModelingAn advanced 3d modeling software, suitable for mechanical, industrial product design that require high precision.Dassault SystemesWindows
Mac
Paidwww.solidworks.com
3DS Max3D ModelingA comprehensive 3D modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering softwareAutodeskWindows
Paidhttp://www.autodesk.com/products/3ds-max/overview
Autocad2D Drawings/ 3D ModelingGreat CAD design and documentation tool, ideal for architects, engineers and product designers.AutodeskWindows
Mac
Paidhttp://www.autodesk.com/products/autocad/overview
ZBrush3D SculptingA digital sculpting and painting program with powerful features and intuitive workflows. PixologicWindows
Mac
Paidhttp://pixologic.com/zbrush/features/overview/
Mudbox3D ModelingA popular digital sculpting and digital painting software fromAutodeskWindows
Mac, Linux
Paidhttp://www.autodesk.com/products/mudbox/overview
MeshlabMesh Repair/ SlicingAn advanced 3D mesh processing softwareISTI_CNRWindows
Mac, Linux
Free Open-Source meshlab.sourceforge.net
Slic3rMesh Repair/ SlicingOpen software for slicing your designsSlic3rWindows
Mac, Linux
Freehttp://slic3r.org/
SkeinforgeMesh Repair/ SlicingA very flexible and powerful tool for SlicingSkeinforgeWindows
Mac, Linux
Free Open-Sourcehttp://fabmetheus.crsndoo.com/
KisslicerMesh Repair/ Slicingfast, easy-to-use, cross-platform program that takes 3D files (STL) and generates path information (G-code) for a 3D Printer.KisslicerWindows
Mac, Linux
Free for Single Extruder
Paid for multi-head, multi-model
http://kisslicer.com/
MeshmixerMesh Repair/ Slicinga free tool for making or editing meshMeshmixerWindows
Mac
Freehttp://www.meshmixer.com
Simplify 3DMachine Control
Mesh Repair/ Slicing
integrated 3D Printing Software can import, repair, slice, preview and printSimplify3DWindows
Mac, Linux
140$http://www.simplify3d.com/
ReplicatorGMachine ControlCross platform, easily installable, and is based on the familiar Arduino / Processing environments. ReplicatorGWindows
Mac, Linux
Free Open-Sourcewww.replicat.org
CuraMesh Repair/ SlicingDeveloped to be used with the Ultimaker 3D printer, it can be used with other RepRap based designs.UltimakerWindows
Mac, Linux
Free Open-Sourcehttp://software.ultimaker.com/
Repetier-HostMachine ControlSimple to use host software, which is be compatible with most firmwares aroundRepetier-HostWindows
Mac, Linux
Freehttps://github.com/repetier/Repetier-Host
KScan3DScanning SoftwareUsing Kinect or Xtion sensors, you can scan real objects and export 3D models in minutesLMI TechnologiesWindowsUS $299www.kscan3d.com
ReconstructmeScanning SoftwareA powerful 3D real-time scanning systemPROFACTOR GmbHWindowsStarting 179 € for single userwww.reconstructme.net
SkanectScanning SoftwareSkanect can acquire dense 3D information about a scene at up to 30 frames per second. OccipitalAndroid, Linux, Windows and Mac $129/99€ Single User licensehttp://skanect.occipital.com/
Makerbot DesktopSlicing / Machine ControlMakerWare is a program that enables you to drive your MakerBot Desktop 3D Printer. MakerbotAndroid, Linux, Windows and Mac Freehttp://www.makerbot.com/desktop

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